Welcome to the Neighborhood.

Our Vision

To create synergy and harmony among neighbors to make downtown a better place to live, work and play for all.

Our Mission

Enhance neighborhood vitality by providing an essential connecting point for community building, advocacy and quality of life improvements for downtown neighbors.

Join us!

Here is our list of events for 2022. Check back in for future updates!

Thursday, January 20

Informational meeting featuring Developer Kendall Breunig and representatives of Pieper Power, Brighter Connection Electrical, Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED), and Greybar.

The following links provide the materials presented during the meeting.

Electric Vehicle Charger Meeting Presentation
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit – IRS form 8911
In Person:
Pritzlaff Events,
315 North Plankinton Avenue

Tuesday, March 22
Happy Hour at Milwaukee’s new 3rd Street Market Hall (https://3rdstmarkethall.com/)  Check out the new space, meet the DNA Board Members and your neighbors. Have some drinks, order some food and take pictures at the Photoverse Selfie Museum (members of the DNA get to experience the selfie museum during happy hour for free). 

Thanks to all who attended! Watch for other upcoming events.
3rd Street Market Hall (bar area)
April 26

5:30 – 7:30
DNA Board of Directors MeetingWho’s on Third?
1007 N. MLK
June 11
Volunteer at a Downtown Clean-Up! Meet at the park on the south side East Juneau between Prospect and Waverly Place (across from The Knickerbocker). RSVP at https://forms.gle/VSY6CJut6CZw5nqP7. Supplies and refreshements will be provided. Questions – info@dnamke.org 1100 Block of Waverly Place
(Date & Time TBD)
Cross your fingers – we’re hoping to see you all at Jazz in the Park!Cathedral Square
July 17
Join us at NM Family Fun Days at Northwestern Mutual’s Community Playground
Summerfest Grounds
July 26

5:30 – 7:30
DNA Board of Directors MeetingWard 4 at The Pritzlaff Building
Tuesday, September 13
5:30 – 7:00
Informational Event with Alderman Bauman and Budget Director Nik Kovac
Intro to the 2023 City Budget. Learn about funding priorities. Bring your questions! Guests welcome! Please RSVP – https://forms.gle/M9eNPoxf3cncfUKZ8
A big THANK YOU to Shamia Washington for hosting at her new event space!
Reign Event Space
231 E. Buffalo
Tuesday, October 25

5:30 – 7:30
DNA Annual Meeting – all are welcome, variety of topics will be covered!TBD

Boundaries of the DNA

The DNA of Milwaukee consists of three adjacent downtown districts in Milwaukee: Westown, East Town, and the Historic Third Ward.

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21

Represents 150 blocks and 500 commercial property owners in the central business district, including East Town and Westown.


Bounded by the Milwaukee River on the east, I-43 on the west, the Menomonee River on the south, and McKinley Avenue/Highway 145 on the north.

East Town

Bounded by lake Michigan on the east, the Milwaukee River on the west, I-794 on the south and Lyons Street/Franklin Place/Ogden Avenue on the north.

Historic Third Ward

Bounded by Lake Michigan on the east, the Milwaukee River on the west and south, and I-794 on the north.

Maps of Milwaukee

Click here to find out about construction projects, property, zoning data, aldermanic districts, rail and waterway locations at the Map Milwaukee Portal!

DNA Updates

Picture Paw-fect Photoshoot! – December 14, 2021

Christmas in the Ward – November 30th, 2021

Electronic Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations: Jan. 2022

See you soon!