Villard Ave BID # 19 – Uncover What's Next

Clean, Green, & Me Initiative

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The Villard Avenue Business Improvement District’s “CLEAN, GREEN, & ME,” Initiative was launched in Spring 2020 and focuses on providing a clean environment for all to live, work, and play. Additionally, we aim to build and maintain green infrastructure and remediating Brownfield blight. Furthermore, we promote environmental conservation education and awareness. We also promote personal health and wellnesp by providing access to fresh and sustainable food, and encouraging and identifying local physical activities for our neighbors to partake in.


A clean community for all to work, live, and play.

Our current CLEAN projects, events, and campaigns:
  • Villard Avenue Brownfield Remediation Project
  • Love Where you Live MKE year-round Clean up campaign
  • Earth Day BIG CLEAN storefront clean ups
  • Green Team and GLCCC street cleaning 2x per week


Personal health and wellness by promoting sustainable food & encouraging our community to participate in local based physical activities to improve their overall health.

  • Rail With Trails Coalition Advocacy
  • Landscaping & Planter care with the Green Team &  GLCCC
  • Public Gather spaces feasibility Study
Agriculture and Food

Agriculture and Food

Green infrastructure & environmental awareness.

  • Co-sponsor of NWSCDC Pop-up farmer’s market
  • Outdoor recreation locations in the neighborhood (Smith Park, Custer playfield exercise path, Ascension exercise yard and walking paths)
  • Nearby nature lincoln creek hikes, walks, and bikes
  • Red Bike Green Organization community Bike Rides
  • Annual Promise Zone Community Bike Rides