Main Street 

Main Street America and Wisconsin Main Street

Historic King Drive was designated a Wisconsin Main Street in 2017. Main Street America leads economic development and community revitalization across the country. Working with a nationwide network of coordinating programs and local communities, Main Street America has helped over 2,000 communities across the country bring economic vitality back downtown, while celebrating their historic character, and bringing communities together. The Wisconsin Main Street Program, housed within Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and a division of Main Street America is a comprehensive revitalization program designed to promote the historic and economic redevelopment of traditional business districts in Wisconsin. 

The programs provide hands on assistance to communities throughout the state to revitalizing and improving their downtown environment. Founded in 1988, Wisconsin Main Street has worked with hundreds of downtown organizations, municipalities, small business owners and landlords to foster economic growth and a high quality public environment in the heart of the community. 


The Main Street Approach 

The Historic King Drive Business Improvement District realizes the importance of planning and nurturing for a successful commercial districts. As a Designated Main Street Community, we value the interest and action from our stakeholders who share our like vision of a prosperous community. 

The Main Street Approach®, which provides a holistic framework for downtown revitalization focused on four key points:

  • Organization
  • Design
  • Economic Vitality
  • Promotions

The Main Street Approach advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment, and the rebuilding of traditional commercial districts based on their unique assets: distinctive architecture, a pedestrian-friendly environment, personal service, local ownership, and a sense of community.

Through meaningful community engagement the Historic King Drive BID 8 is committed to utilizing this approach and advancing our district. To be apart of these efforts contact us today!


Want to volunteer ?

Volunteers are the heart of Historic King Dive BID 8. Our dedicated volunteers work events,  hand out event flyers, take pictures, shoot video, create newsletters… and so much more!

Whether you can share your time and talents on a regular basis or an hour or two on a will-call basis, you can make a difference as a volunteer with BID 8.


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Contact Us

Historic King Drive BID #8

1726 N Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212

(414) 265-5809