Marketplace Business Improvement District (BID) 32 was developed to create a viable and sustainable commercial corridor that supports local entrepreneurs, engages current business owners, reduces blight, promotes job growth, advances environmental sustainability and encourages local, regional or national businesses to locate to the community. The BID’s boundaries are North Avenue from 8th to 27th Streets and Fond du Lac Avenue from 17th to 27th Streets.
BID 32’s leadership is focused on strategies to support commercial development in our area, and we aim to accomplish this through engagement and programs that: (1) support real estate development projects; (2) increase the number of property facade improvements; (3) advance corridor maintenance and streetscape projects; (4) and initiate safety and security practices for all property owners within our district.
Want to learn more about Marketplace BID 32 and how your business can be involved? Contact us.
Brew City Match
BID 32 is proud to be a partner in the all new Brew City Match program. Brew City Match helps businesses locate and thrive in Milwaukee’s historic commercial corridors. The first rounds of the Brew City Match program will focus on connecting businesses to resources in the Historic King Drive, North Avenue/Fond du Lac, and Cesar Chavez Drive corridors and the surrounding neighborhoods. Learn more.
The former Lena’s grocery store, located at 2322 W. Oak St., was redeveloped into a new Save-A-Lot grocery store in Spring of 2018 to give area residents more options for local shopping. Learn more.
Evergreen Real Estate Group and Legacy Midwest Renewal Corp. recently joined public-private partners to celebrate the grand-opening of Legacy Lofts, a 64-unit mixed-income rental community located at 1500 W. North Ave. In addition to the residences, the project included 1,565 square feet of street-level commercial space that houses the new offices of LMRC. Learn more.
Developers recognize the potential of the neighborhood. The Mobil Express project is currently under construction with space available for three commercial tenants on North Ave.
North Ave. Greenscaping Initiative
With support from the City of Milwaukee, we are seeing a surge in catalytic investment in recent years. This initiative is well underway with several strong candidates in consideration for a 90% grant to cover facade renovations. Learn more.
Indaba Band Shell
The Indaba Bandshell is a 250-seat band shell on the grounds of St. Ann Center’s Bucyrus Campus, built in partnership with Parklawn Assembly of God, opened in June 2019. In traditional African culture, Indaba refers to a gathering to resolve issues affecting the village. True to its name, the Indaba Bandshell will be a space for revitalizing Milwaukee’s near north side through art, dance and music. Learn more.
Adams Garden Park
Smart and sustainable, the Adams Garden Park project will restore an 1898 building located at 1836 W. Fond du Lac Avenue and surrounding lots to create an urban hub for environmental groups and businesses. Learn more.
The Ikon Hotel
Haywood Group is redeveloping the former Sears department store at 2100 W. North Ave. into an 80-room hotel and conference center. The hotel, to be known as the Ikon Hotel, would be attached to a 24,600-square-foot conference center. Haywood plans to begin construction later this summer, with a chance to open the hotel in time for the Democratic National Convention. A co-working space and apartment complex are planned for future phases of the project, which the Haywood Group is calling “One MKE Plaza.”
Invest in Your Neighborhood.
Our neighborhood is home to many unique places, spaces, products and services. Shop local. Be local. Together, we make a significant economic impact. Check out the Business Directory section of our site to see a listing of services, organizations and businesses in our neighborhood.
Marketplace Business Improvement District 32
2020 W. Fond Du Lac Avenue, 2nd Floor
(inside Columbia Savings & Loan)
Milwaukee, WI 53205