Renovations to the Victory Over Violence Park are among the projects led by the King Drive Business Improvement District. (Photo: City of Milwaukee)
A group that promotes development in Milwaukee’s north side Harambee neighborhood would expand its turf under a proposal endorsed by city officials.
The Historic King Drive Business Improvement District is centered on that street between West McKinley Avenue and West Locust Street.
Its territory would expand to areas north and west of its existing boundary line under a proposal recommended Wednesday by the Common Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee.
That includes adding the Five Points area, where King Drive, West Keefe Avenue and North Port Washington Road converge, and the Haymarket area west of North Phillips Avenue and north of McKinley Avenue.
Business improvement districts are financed through annual assessments on non-residential properties within their neighborhoods.
Those funds finance such things as enhanced sidewalks and