About The Nid

We are a vibrant mixed-use community with an array of residential apartment developments, hotels, breweries, taverns, restaurants, offices, and more, next to Milwaukee’s new Fiserv Forum and Deer District.

We are also a Neighborhood Improvement District. Established in 2009, The Brewery NID No. 1 is the first neighborhood improvement district in the state of Wisconsin and a shining example of historic preservation and adaptive reuse nationwide. The NID provides services to insure the vibrance of our community and as supplement to the maintenance and security services provided by the City. The NID’s commitments and core programs are outlined below.

The mission

To promote and sustain the development and operation of the former historic Pabst Brewery complex as a thriving mixed-use, safe, and vibrant community in which to live, work, learn, and play.


The Brewery District is committed to the safety of the neighborhood and undertakes a variety of strategies, including security cameras and technology as part of its program to promote safety throughout the District. A security officer patrols public spaces, parks and alleys, and utilizes monitoring and reporting technology. Communication with community members and local law enforcement are also elements of the proactive security initiatives implemented by the District.


The NID provides weekly day portering services to maintain the vibrancy of the neighborhood. Our day porters manually sweep sidewalks, parks, and public spaces collecting roughly 10,000 gallons of littler per year. In addition to day porter services, the District undergoes an annual spring and fall cleanup with leaf and debris collection and seasonal landscaping preparation. Ice and snow removal services in public spaces are provided November through March.

Green Spaces

The Brewery District’s landscape design incorporates bold, aggressive, high performance green spaces to promote the walkability and livability of the neighborhood and contribute to its sustainability objectives. From stormwater management to reducing the heat island effect, green spaces are maintained by the NID through an annual landscaping contract which includes parks, bioswales, and landscaped tree islands. The NID operates and maintains two public parks, Zilber Park and Preservation Park.

District Maintenance

The NID manages supplemental maintenance programs for public spaces including Zilber Park and Preservation Park, streetscapes, and stormwater management. The Brewery District’s distinctive elements and art features maintained by the NID include the historic artifact gallery in Preservation Park, Zilber Park’s bronze statue and gabion rock wall, and the iconic neon Pabst sign over Juneau Avenue.

Holiday Decorations

The Brewery District celebrates the festive season with an annual holiday decoration program developed by the NID. Traditional holiday decorations are installed throughout the streets of the neighborhood which lend to the warm and merry experience of the season.

Neighborhood Promotion

The Brewery District engages in promotional activities to share the narrative of our community, its unique qualities, and amenities to attract users to the District as a destination.

City Services

Garbage Collection

City of Milwaukee, Department of Public Works Collection
Schedules & Set out Instructions can be found below.


Carts and bins must be at the collection point (alley line or curb line)
by 7 AM on designated pickup dates. Please note, collection schedules may
shift after holidays and you can check your schedule below.

Board of Directors

Michael Kelly

Chairman of the Board
Blue Ribbon Management

Erica Vaillancourt

Secretary of the Board
Interstate Parking

Luke Repetti

Treasurer of the Board
Nō Studios

Mark Yencheske

Board Member
Best Place at The Historic Pabst Brewery

Seth Wood

Board Member
Hyatt Place Milwaukee Downtown



Erin Stenum

The Brewery NID No. 1 Management

The objectives of the District are to promote and sustain the area of The Brewery District as a thriving mixed-use development and a clean, safe and friendly environment in which to live, work and play. The District proposes to achieve its objectives by supplementing the maintenance and security services provided by the City in order to increase the safety and cleanliness (and the perceived safety and cleanliness) of The Brewery District area. The District provides maintenance and utility cost of the neon Pabst sign over Juneau Avenue, maintenance and utility cost for Zilber Park and Preservation Park, maintenance of public art, maintenance including snow removal of common areas, maintenance of streetscapes and other landscaping features as well as maintenance of stormwater management improvements including bioswales.


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