It’s been a week or so since our last major snowfall, but sadly some sidewalks in Downtown Milwaukee (and in other parts of the city) remain snow filled, icy and potentially dangerous.
It takes a village, people. So, this is my small way of reminding (guess you could also call it shaming) all property owners in Downtown that your delinquency and neglect harms the entire area.
Sure your building may be vacant, but not removing snow and ice in front of it hurts potential development (people don’t like areas with neglect), harms the walkability of the Downtown neighborhood and just looks like crap. Plus, it’s rude.
Own a building in Downtown? Shovel your sidewalks. Thank you.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.