I want to thank present and prior Board members, community partners, area residents, our media partners, 6th District Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and the City of Milwaukee for supporting Historic King Drive BID No. 8.
From its inception in 1992 Historic King Drive BID No. 8 has sought to promote the unique businesses in the area while also recruiting new businesses to our neighborhood. Our objectives include developing, redeveloping, maintaining, operating and advertising the Historic King Drive neighborhood. Today we are home to businesses including start-up retailers, manufacturers, personal services, healthcare, and Fortune 500 corporations. Over the past twenty-three years Historic King Drive BID No. 8 has seen investments grow to nearly $400 million. As we enter our twenty fourth year we believe the growth will continue.
As our neighborhood prepares for Pete’s Fruit Market to open, the Historic Garfield school campus project to break ground, and Welford Sanders Lofts to begin its renovation, remember there is always an opportunity for you to take a ride through the neighborhood on Bublr Bikes. While in the district stop by our very own Skybox, Birdsong, or our soon to open coffee shop, Pilcrow Coffee.
We are building stronger relationships with residents in Halyard Park, Brewers Hill, and the Harambee neighborhoods. You are now viewing our relaunched website that includes more features and news about what is happening in the King Drive neighborhood. Be sure to sign up here to receive our soon to be released bi-weekly newsletter.
From Mckinley Avenue to Locust Street, from Time Warner and Schlitz Park to Walgreens and the MLK Library, King Drive is a welcoming neighborhood for all Milwaukee residents, visitors, and tourists. I look forward to serving you today and into the future.