Archives for September 2014

Take A Survey About What You Want to See In North Avenue Business District

What is your opinion of the East North Avenue business area, and what types of new businesses would you like to see there? What should future development include?

You have the opportunity to shape the future of this area by taking a brief, 5-10 minute survey.

IMG_0191The East Side Business Improvement District, in partnership with The City of Milwaukee, is launching a retail market and planning study to guide retail recruitment/retention and future development of the East North Avenue area. The East Side BID has hired CE Planning Studio and Business Districts Inc. for this planning initiative.

HWTN has also been part of the planning discussions with the BID and other interested parties. Given that business and residential districts directly affect each other, HWTN members and the BID feel it’s important to hear from neighbors and neighborhood organizations.  The BID wants to know how it can work with neighborhoods, what neighbors want and how best to develop and bring vitality to the East Side.

Your identity will be kept confidential but results of this survey will be shared on

Completed surveys will be eligible for random prize drawings. You could win a gift card to an East Side establishment! (You must provide contact info at the end of the survey to qualify.)

Spread the word to your neighbors, friends and co-workers to make a difference: Take the survey today!


“Around the Corner With John McGivern” to Include HWTN Member

An Historic Water Tower Neighborhood member is being featured as part of an episode of the Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) show “Around the Corner With John McGivern.”

John McGivern and Thea Kovac

John McGivern and Thea Kovac

Host McGivern recently interviewed HWTN member and former VP — and longtime neighborhood resident — Thea Kovac at her, and her husband, Peter’s, historic E. Bellview Place home.

The interview will part of an episode on the East Side and will run in 2015.

MPTV will host a neighborhood preview party for the episode, so watch for details in your HWTN emails and on this website as it becomes available.