|N e i g h b o r h o o d s
|Layton Boulevard West Neighbors Inc., Sacred Heart Center 1545 S. Layton Boulevard
Suite 506 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215 414-383-9038
LBWN has worked to build capacity to identify and develop catalytic projects that will eliminate blight, bring
new stakeholders and services to the community, and encourage future investment by others. This
proactive approach not only helps maintain and improve the neighborhood's image, but also enhances the
area's economic vitality.
Here are some of the LBWN's development projects:
3500 W. National Ave.
Over the years, 3500 W. National Avenue had been the location of
several different bars. These bars had created problems for the
Silver City commercial district including shootings, fights, and
intoxicated clients for neighboring eateries. The property owner
believed that the property was best suited for a bar, liquor store or
Since LBWN advised the owner that none of these uses fit the
vision that the Silver City business owners had for this very visible
intersection, the property remained vacant for over a year.
Realizing the influence that the corner had on the Silver City Main
Street District's image, and not wanting it to remain vacant, LBWN
worked to purchase and finance the vacant mixed-use building.
After major transformation, LBWN renovated the property into a
beautiful bakery and café with two affordable 2-bedroom apartment
For more information on this project click here.
Turnkey Renovation Program
In an effort to proactively address the drastic increase of foreclosed
homes in the neighborhood, LBWN created the Turnkey Renovation
Program in 2008. The goal is to purchase vacant, foreclosed homes
and update, renovate with high efficiency standards, and sell at a
price affordable for a moderate income owner-occupant buyer. By
renovating the home it is given a new life, the former block eyesore
transforms to an asset, a new stakeholder is added to the
neighborhood, and a house that may have been purchased by an
absentee owner is removed from the market and placed in the hand
of a responsible new neighbor.
LBWN has completed ten homes through the Turnkey Renovation
Program and has plans to grow this very strategic program.
For more information on the two homes that have been completed
through the Program, click here.
For more information about LBWN’s Development Programs
please contact Jeremy Belot at
414.383.9038 x2515 or Jeremy@lbwn.org
Silver City Townhomes
The Silver City Townhomes is a $5 million development that
resulted in 20 rent-to-own townhomes on a vacant and
underutilized parking lot near the intersection of 35th and
National Avenue. To create the plan for the Townhomes,
LBWN used the goals, objectives and recommendations of
the Near South Side market study, the Silver City Visioning
and Strategic Planning Report, and the Near South Side
Visual Preference Plan.
The Silver City Townhomes features both an onsite 24-hour
property manager and onsite community meeting space which is available to the surrounding
The Townhomes are adjacent to Arlington Heights Park, the location of Silver City District's Sounds of
Summer: Concerts in the Park music series, and near the entrance to the Valley Passage and the Urban
Ecology Center. The Silver City Townhomes design incorporates the existing basketball and tennis courts
at Arlington Heights Park, renovating them and keeping them open to the general public.
Click here to learn more details about the Silver City Townhomes.
To download some Frequently Asked Questions about the Silver City Townhomes click here.