Theodore Lipscomb serves as Director of Community Development for WEST END Development Corporation (http://www.westendmilw.org). WEDC is primarily a producer of affordable housing for low and moderate income households. Their work is focused on the neighborhoods of Milwaukee’s Near West Side. A recently adopted neighborhood plan guides much of the work of West End. For more on the plan visit http://www.mkedcd.org/PlanUpdates/NearWestUpdate.html.
Currently, Theo and numerous neighborhood partners are focued on implementing one of the plan’s key catalytic project recommendations by seeking Main Street Milwaukee Designation for a portion of North 27th Street that has been termed “SOHI” (as in SOuth of HIghland). This effort is determined to create a sustainable neighborhood commercial district which is safe, inviting and profitable. To learn more about the commercial revitalization strategy and resource of MSM check out: http://www.mainstreetmilwaukee.com