Key Milwaukee

July 2015

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Since its inception in 1998, Milwaukee Downtown (Busi- ness Improvement District #21) has worked behind the scenes to make downtown Milwaukee a great place to live, work, play AND visit. Funded by commercial prop- erty owners within defined geo- graphic boundaries, Milwaukee Downtown improves the quality of life for its residents, employ- ees and visitors through four core programs: Public Service Ambassadors (PSAs) These downtown "walking concierges" welcome leisure and business visitors. Need suggestions on where to dine? Or directions to an event? Just seek out one of the men or women in the blue shirts. 08 Since 2000, PSAs have delivered more than 9.2 million info packets to downtown visitors. Through the district's Traveling Information Kiosk (TIK) and Bicycle Information Kiosk (BIK), PSAs have become the go-to resource. Another location to track down a PSA is the Visitor & Newcomer Information Center, 214 W. Wisconsin. Clean Sweep Ambas- sadors (CSAs) Ongoing Super Block Clean-Ups last year swept up 118,100 gallons of trash in the public right of way. Graffiti Removal Team Along with a private contractor, the team eliminates downtown graffiti within 24 hours of discovery. Last year, they removed approximately 1,500 tags. Landscape Crew These green thumbs tend to more than 250 planters and hanging baskets along Wisconsin Av - enue, Old World 3rd Street and the RiverWalk. Milwaukee Downtown is a lead contributor and organizer of the Milwaukee Trolley Loop. See page 36 for info. In praise of downtown milwaukee A great place to live, work, play AND visit. photo by Dan Bishop photo by Lila Aryan photo by Lila Aryan

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