The soon to be developed Bronzeville District is located near Milwaukee’s first Bronzeville neighborhood - the business, economic and cultural center to most of Milwaukee’s African-American residents between the early 1900s and the 1960s.

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The heart of the original Bronzeville neighborhood was along Walnut Street between King Drive and 12th Street. By the 1930s, the number of African American-owned businesses in this area exceeded all other areas of the city - with the highest concentration between 6th and 9th Streets.

In the late 1960’s a portion of Walnut Street was demolished to make room for a freeway. Despite this loss, the memory of Bronzeville remains strong in Milwaukee.

The Bronzeville Redevelopment Plan sets out to create economic development in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in a way that recaptures the enthusiasm and reverence of the original Bronzeville District.

The overall planning of the 21st century Bronzeville district involved public, private, and community stakeholder input.


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