Neighborhood Strategic Planning (NSP)

Neighborhood Strategic Planning (NSP Areas 1, 3 & 4)

Through Neighborhood Strategic Planning, the NWSCDC partners with residents, schools, churches, businesses, elected officials, the Milwaukee Police District, the District Attorney’s Office, Community Prosecution Units, Community Partners, and surrounding NSP Coordinators to enhance the quality of life by improving safety. NWSCDC staff take a proactive approach by establishing and maintaining block clubs, block watches, creating compacts with landlords, organizing area cleanups, and working with the Targeted Investment Neighborhood (TIN) program.

NSP Area 4, or the “United Community” neighborhood, is home to approximately 30,445 residents living in 10,806 households. The majority of individuals in United Community are African-American (94%), with the total minority population reaching 98.5%. A significant percentage of the United Community population is comprised of children under the age of 18 (23%). Of the 7,220 families in the United Community area, 39% are unmarried families with their own children. (Source: Milwaukee Neighborhood Strategic Planning Statistics, September 12, 2012). NSP Area 3, or the “Lincoln Park” neighborhood, is home to approximately 7,041 residents living in 2,819 households. The majority of individuals in the Lincoln Park neighborhood are African-American (89%). A significant percentage of the Lincoln Park population is comprised of children under the age of 18 (22%). Of the 1,742 families in Lincoln Park, 36% are unmarried families with their own children.  NSP Area 1, or the“Parklawn”neighborhood, is home to approximately 9,849 residents living in 3,655 households. The majority of individuals in the Parklawn neighborhood are African-American (88%), with the total minority population reaching 94.07%. A significant percentage of the Parklawn population is comprised of children under the age of 18 (34%). Of the 2,513 families in the Parklawn area, 45% are unmarried families with their own children.

NSP Program Goals:

  • To reduce crime in NSP Areas 1, 3 and 4 through door-to-door outreach, building community awareness, developing a strong block club network, supporting landlord training and the establishment of landlord compacts, and improving communication and cooperation with the Milwaukee Police Department and City officials.
  • To improve the physical appearance of NSP Areas 1, 3 and 4 through nuisance abatement, resource sharing, resident education, and Community Improvement Projects in TIN and TID areas.
  • To significantly increase the involvement of residents and businesses in NSP Areas 1, 3 and 4 by conducting door-to-door outreach, organizing meetings, and planning special events.
  • To improve the quality of life for youth in NSP Areas 1, 3 and 4 through nuisance abatement, resource sharing, resident education, and Community Improvement Projects in TIN and TID areas.
  • To coordinate neighborhood improvement efforts in NSP Areas 1, 3 and 4 planned by various city departments, community organizations, businesses, and other entities in order to maximize impact and avoid duplication of efforts.
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