North Avenue Façade Renovations

Client: City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office

Location: North Ave, Milwaukee

  • Jake's Delicatessen - South Façade Scheme A

Community Design Solutions worked with the City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office to design façade renovations on three buildings along North Ave (between N 17th St- N 14th St). The buildings included Jake’s Deli, Galst Food Market, and Rainbow Foods. The design goals consisted of creating an aesthetically clean and cohesive color palette along the corridor. The design suggestions consisted of matching existing stonework to have a cleaner and consistent appearance, painting trim and facades to create a more neutral palette, adding bold and clean signage, contracting local artists to design murals and artwork along large blank walls, and finally replacing or adding windows, lighting, landscaping/planter boxes, and awnings.