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Lindsay Heights



Lindsay Heights is experiencing a welcome rebirth. Resident Sharon Adams grew up in Walnut Way, a neighborly and prosperous community. She moved away in 1968 and returned in 1997, only to find her neighborhood in the worst of times, and decided to take matters into her own hands. In 1998, Sharon, husband Larry, and other residents founded the Walnut Way Conservation Corporation in order to foster neighborhood well-being through community organizing, property restoration, and economic development.

In little over ten years, the Walnut Way Conservation Corporation and community members have successfully reclaimed the neighborhood, driven out crime, restored century-old homes, helped to construct new owner-occupied homes, transformed vacant lots into productive vegetable gardens, installed more than forty rain gardens, planted a fruit orchard, offered programming to local youth, provided social and educational resources for adults, and created a close-knit neighborhood of caring residents. Walnut Way has become a leader in urban revitalization and environmental stewardship, collaborating with public agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to create an abundant and sustainable community.

Lindsay Heights Quality of Life Plan

Contact Agency:
Walnut Way Conservation Corporation
2240 North 17th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53205
walnutway@gmail.com