As the Vice President of the 30th Street Industrial Corridor Business Improvement District and former 30th Street Industrial Corridor Board Member, Scott Crawford, Inc, served as a consultant to the Garden Homes project.


Garden Homes was the country’s first municipally-sponsored housing cooperative when it opened in the 1920s. Ninety-three homes were built around a central greenspace and served World War I veterans and other middle-class families that found employment at the many industrial employers in the nearby 30th Street Corridor. But it came with a regrettable restriction: it was initially only for white families.
As the Great Migration drew thousands of African Americans from the south to Milwaukee, the neighborhood became majority Black in the 1960s alongside the heyday of nearby employers like A.O. Smith. When those companies slashed jobs and shuttered their plants, the neighborhood’s middle-class fortune fell alongside it. A coalition of long-time residents, including Martha “Mama” Freeman, have worked to maintain a sense of community in the ensuing decade.
Photo taken Aug. 13, 2023 by Jeramey Jannene. All Rights Reserved.


Since 2016, the nonprofit 30th Street Industrial Corridor Corporation (The Corridor) has worked with neighbors to craft a vision for revitalizing the neighborhood. A plan was formalized in 2018. That same year, a group of pastors planned to revitalize many of the dilapidated city-owned homes in the area, but that project never moved forward. Come 2020, The Corridor secured low-income housing tax credits to serve as the primary financing source for a 30-unit redevelopment, one of several aspects of the plan.

Brought to fruition by a unique group of dedicated real estate professionals

The 30th Street Industrial Corridor Corp (nicknamed “The Corridor”) is a Non-Profit organization that was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1991. It was founded as a spinoff to the Sherman Park Community Association to support economic development in the area. The Corridor is home to a mix of neighborhoods, businesses and most importantly people that creates the heartbeat of Milwaukee.

Cinnaire Solutions is a nonprofit, mission-driven real estate development company. We operate in nine states and specialize in community-driven, affordable, and market rate development. Together, our trusted and growing team of real estate, finance, and design professionals work to develop spaces for multifamily housing, commercial and mixed-use facilities and integrated supportive service projects.

Established in 1994, BCM is a subsidiary of Brinshore Development, LLC is an innovative real estate company specializing in the development of residential communities that foster conservation, collaboration and affordability. The Brinshore portfolio today encompasses more than 7,000 residential units valued at more than $1 billion.