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About Villard BID

Established in 1997, the Villard Avenue Business Improvement District (BID)

#19 is located on Villard Avenue from N 29th Street to N 42nd Street. The boundaries also include buildings on key side streets that intersect with. Villard Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets. With an average daily traffic count of 13,400 vehicles, the Villard Avenue BID #19 is home to 110 commercial business parcels with abundant opportunity for new investment. Residents and visitors enjoy the convenience of our national franchises such as CVS Pharmacy, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, Cousins Subs, and McDonald's.

Our public amenities such as the Villard Square Library, Smith Park, and the ArtHaus, attract patrons to Villard Avenue supporting local businesses. For both the residents that call Milwaukee home, and families that enjoy the

amenities that urban main streets offer, the Villard Avenue BID #19 boasts blocks of walkable streets, in a community with a wide range and mix of commercial use. We are undergoing strategic revitalization and support our

businesses in many ways. We partner with business owners to ensure they are operating at their fullest potential. Villard Avenue BID #19 is committed to supporting and promoting our district and advertising our businesses.

Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of the Villard Avenue Business Improvement District #19 (BID #19) is to foster a thriving and vibrant commercial ecosystem in the Villard Avenue area of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With a dedicated focus on economic growth and community well-being, BID #19 endeavors to create an inviting and aesthetically pleasing environment that encourages commerce and supports local businesses. Through initiatives encompassing beautification efforts, enhanced safety measures, and strategic marketing campaigns, we aim to attract and retain a diverse range of businesses while cultivating a strong sense of community. BID #19 is committed to advocating for the interests of local enterprises and acting as a catalyst for positive change, ensuring that Villard Avenue remains a dynamic and prosperous destination for residents, visitors, and entrepreneurs alike.

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Our Mission
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Our Vision

Villard Avenue Business Improvement District #19 envisions a dynamic commercial corridor that stands as a beacon of economic vitality, community unity, and urban charm. Through collaborative efforts, we aspire to create a destination where businesses thrive, residents flourish, and visitors are captivated by the unique character of Villard Avenue. Our vision is to establish a model district, renowned for its welcoming atmosphere, safe environment, and a tapestry of diverse enterprises. We strive to be a catalyst for progress, inspiring continuous growth and prosperity for the entire community.

Villard BID Leadership

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Brian Rott

Board President


Audrey Morrow

Board Director

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Mike Malatesta

Board Vice President


Andre Carter

Board Director

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Jim Stachowiak

Board Secretary


Kamesha Taylor

Board Director

Get in Touch

 6161 N 64th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53218  |   414-431-2255

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