Ald. Lamont Westmoreland
Press Release

Vendors can apply to operate in the Capitol Drive Density-Limited Zone


By - May 2nd, 2024 12:29 pm

The city License Division is now accepting applications for vendors looking to operate in the Capitol Drive Density-Limited Zone, Alderman Lamont Westmoreland said today.

A density-limited zone is an area for food peddler vehicle operation by permit only. The maximum number of food peddler vehicles allowed in this zone is determined for the specified area based upon density and traffic safety, as determined by the Common Council in consultation with the Department of Public Works and the Milwaukee Police Department.

For months, Alderman Westmoreland has been working to address traffic safety and cleanliness issues connected to parked vehicle vendors along the impacted stretch of W. Capitol – located within the 5th Aldermanic District (this in addition to his effort to keep the vendors’ trucks distanced from parking in front of brick and mortar food establishments to reduce business disruption). He said the new zone offers excellent opportunities for vendors to do business in the 5th District.

“The new density-limited zone addresses parking issues, obstructed vision for motorists, and cleanliness issues, and I strongly encourage vendors to apply today to do business along this key stretch of West Capitol Drive,” Alderman Westmoreland said.

The attached map shows the affected street segments of the Capitol Drive Density-Limited Zone (along W. Capitol Dr. from N. 76th St. west to the city limits at Mayfair Rd.).

If you wish to operate in this zone, you need to apply for a parking permit through the License Division (see the attached application in English and Spanish). To reach the License Division, please call 414-286-2238 or send an email to

Applications will be accepted through the close of business on May 17, 2024.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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