Historic Brewers Hill Association
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Historic Brewers Hill Association Presents The Gateway Signage Project Official Unveiling

On Thursday, Dec. 10, the brief outdoor Unveiling Ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. on East Pleasant, between North Palmer and Commerce Streets.

By - Dec 4th, 2015 04:05 pm

MILWAUKEE, WI: The Historic Brewers Hill Association (“HBHA”) is pleased to announce its first sign unveiling as part of its Gateway Signage Project. Community members are invited to join the HBHA and Mayor Tom Barrett on Dec. 10 for the official unveiling, followed by a Holiday fundraiser for the continuance of the effort.

On Thursday, Dec. 10, the brief outdoor Unveiling Ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. on East Pleasant, between North Palmer and Commerce Streets, immediately followed by the Holiday party at the BeerLine B Building from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The fundraiser will feature a reception and auction with all proceeds benefiting the Gateway Signage Project. To Sponsor or RSVP for the event, members of the public and press may email BrewersHillMilwaukee@gmail.com.

HBHA President William Jenkins stated, “Our association initiated the Gateway Signage Project to help breathe new life into this important neighborhood and entry point into downtown Milwaukee. This is an ambitious project but thanks our neighbors’ energy and vision, the HBHA is ecstatic to unveil our first sign with our Mayor, Alderwoman, State Senator and other community and business leaders who helped us complete this first phase.” Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs added, “As a representative and resident of Historic Brewers Hill, I am pleased to see residents working together to help mark this historic area. This beautiful Gateway Signage and the process undertaking to bring this to fruition is a demonstration of creative place making at its best.”

With its proximity to downtown, historic homes and special views of Milwaukee, Brewers Hill is uniquely positioned, but its potential untapped. This event is a celebration of completing Phase 1 of the beautification /demarcation project, made possible through the generosity of a growing list of corporate partners, neighbors and the City of Milwaukee. But raising the profile is just a piece of the non-profit HBHA’s overall focus on neighbor relationship-building, safety, development and community engagement.

Going forward, the HBHA hopes to complete the multi-year Gateway Signage Project with more monument signage at critical intersections on North Avenue, Holton Street, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. As well as adding street light pole signs at key entry points of the neighborhood.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Willie Johnson, who represents Brewers Hill, offered his acknowledgement ahead of the December 10 unveiling. “I would like to congratulate the Historic Brewers Hill Association on this momentous occasion,” he stated. “I know how hard the HBHA has worked to invest financially, psychologically, and spiritually and uplift its neighborhood through its Gateway Signage Project. I wish the HBHA well in the future.”

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