Wisconsin Avenue

The Heart of Downtown Milwaukee's Renaissance

Welcome to West Wisconsin Avenue, a vibrant street anchoring the Westown neighborhood of downtown Milwaukee. With more than $1 billion in recently completed, under construction and proposed projects in its vicinity, West Wisconsin Avenue is once again the beating heart of downtown Milwaukee. 

Jump-started by a series of new investments in commercial, residential, hospitality, cultural, and infrastructure projects, it’s time to experience the ongoing renaissance and unparalleled opportunities that exist on Milwaukee’s main street.


Now in its third iteration, Sculpture Milwaukee once again brings world-class art to residents and visitors alike along Wisconsin Avenue, the economic and historic heart of our community. Sculpture Milwaukee is part of our community re-imagining how we want to bring inclusion and diversity to our 21st century city. Sculpture Milwaukee 2019 features 22 art works by 20 emerging, mid-career, and blue-chip artists. So take a stroll on Wisconsin Avenue to see the various works now through Fall 2019.

Visit Sculpture Milwaukee's Website


The West Wisconsin Avenue area is booming and people are taking note. There are still opportunities for you to leverage the momentum and be part of the vibrant Westown neighborhood. 

To get more information on available sites for your business, market data and more, download the updated Development Guide and contact Matt Dorner, Economic Development Director for Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 at mdorner@milwaukeedowntown.com. 

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It is time to call Westown home! Whether you are searching for first-floor retail space or office space for a start-up business or a growing corporate headquarters, the neighborhood has you covered! View the complete list of available lease opportunities and parcels prime for development.

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Westown Gateway Mural

Commissioned by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 and the Downtown Placemaking Task Force, Milwaukee-based artist Emma Daisy Gertel has recently completed the Westown Gateway Mural, located on the northeast corner of James Lovell Street and Wisconsin Avenue. This high-impact, west-facing canvas features an urban garden as its subject matter— a metaphor for the resurgence of Westown.

Learn More About The Westown Gateway Mural Project