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2007 News Archive

10/25/2007 | PrairieWood Corporate Park

Development of PrairieWood Corporate Park took another step forward during the month of October. On October 1, the Village Board approved a zoning map amendment for the new Corporate Park which will be located south of Highway 165, west of I-94 in the Village of Pleasant Prairie. On the same date, an agreement for construction related services and a contract for grading at the site were approved. A mass grading permit was issued to the developer the following day. Preliminary site and operational plans for mass grading were approved on September 24. Mass grading for a floodplain boundary adjustment and the creation of retention ponds at the site is currently underway.

Planning for development west of I-94 dates back several years. Groundwork that has been previously laid to encourage corporate interest in the area includes: the establishment of a Tax Increment Financing District to help fund growth and development (1999); the acquisition of land formerly occupied by two adult book stores, a military museum, and an RV dealership (2003); the installation of dark fiber to accommodate high-speed internet and digital media services (2005); and the construction of public improvements in the area such as sanitary sewer and water mains (2007).

Recently, the PrairieWood site was purchased by CenterPoint Properties, a company with a corporate office in Oakbrook, Illinois and regional office in Milwaukee. Jockey International also owns a portion of the land in PrairieWood and has considered plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to the site. A remaining portion of the land is owned by the Pleasant Prairie Community Development Authority.

As mass grading for the floodplain boundary adjustment continues, ongoing planning and evaluation is being conducted for the site. PrairieWood’s approximate value upon full development is expected to exceed $100 million dollars. The number and type of potential jobs created will depend upon the type of development that eventually occurs within the project area.

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