Villard Ave BID # 19 – Uncover What's Next

ABOUT VILLARD AVENUE BID

Empowering Businesses & Strengthening Commercial Corridors

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 LibrarySmith 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.

2023 Villard Avenue BID Board Leadership

Brian Rott

Brian Rott

President

Owner of the North Milwaukee Art Haus located at 5151 N. 35th Street.

Brian Rott

President

Mike Malatesta

Mike Malatesta

Vice-President

Owner of 35 & V MKE located at 5070 N. 35th Street and several other commercial properties.

Mike Malatesta

Vice President

Jim Stachowiak

Jim Stachowiak

Secretary

CEO and President of Stainless Foundry located at 5110 N. 35th Street

Jim Stachowiak

Secretary

Karen Bleach

Treasurer

Representing Covanta Environmental Solutions located at 3216 W. Villard Avenue

Audrey Morrow

Audrey Morrow

Board Director

U.S Bank Small Business CRA Officer

Audrey Morrow

Board Director

Andre Carter

Andre Carter

Board Director

Owner of Carter's Christain Academy Upper & Lower Campuses located at 5268 N. 35th Street. Also owner of several other commercial properties.

Andre Carter

Board Director

Will Hansen

Will Hansen

Villard BID Director

Will Hansen provides the day-to-day management of BID #19 working with all city departments, agencies, and service providers. He oversees the BID Operating Plan and is the main point of contact for BID #19, Villard Ave.

Will Hansen

Villard BID Director

Kamesha Taylor

Kamesha Taylor

Board Director

Owner of Children's Knowledge Learning Center 2 and Blessed By Design Boutique located at 5161 N. Hopkins St.

Treasurer

Kamesha Taylor

Board Director