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

Want to know more about installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at your property?

Join us for an informational meeting featuring Developer Kendall Breunig and representatives of Pieper Power, Brighter Connection Electrical, Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED), and Greybar.

Who should attend?
Apartment owners and managers, condo association board members and property managers, parking garage/lot owners and operators and anyone else interested!  If you already have EV charging stations, please also join us and share your experience.

**Virtual Option Now Available!
In Person:
Pritzlaff Events,
315 North Plankinton Avenue
(enter from the door next to Aperitivo)

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 512-649-4044‬ PIN: ‪216 203 104‬#
(Date & Time TBD)
All Paws on Deck! Listen in to learn about efforts towards building the Milwaukee Downtown Dog ParkTBD
Tuesday, March 15March WAGness – add your pup to the official DNA roster! Stay tuned for a basketball/MKE Dog Park/St. Patricks Day informal extravaganza that will be well worth the venture out into the Wisconsin cold!TBD
April 26

5:30 – 7:30
(Date & Time TBD)
DNA and the ADA! Join us as we learn about various accessibility topics and how they are integral to the infrastructure of downtown.TBD
(Date & Time TBD)
Cross your fingers – we’re hoping to see you all at Jazz in the Park!Cathedral Square (tentative)
July 26

5:30 – 7:30
Crime and Police Precinct – Presented by Carlos Felix and Kelly Hedge. TBD
Tuesday, September 13Informal Mixer with Alderman BaumanExplorium Brewpub
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: Coming soon!

RSVP here!

See you soon!