Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will announce Wednesday that the two remaining parcels in the City’s Menomonee Valley Industrial Center are set to be developed. Badger Railing will acquire 1.8 acres to expand its facility, and Splat! dpi will buy 2 acres for a new building to house its commercial printing operation.
In other portions of the Menomonee Valley, developable sites remain for businesses looking for attractive new locations – near a capable workforce.
Badger Railing, one of the first companies to locate in the industrial center, plans to expand to accommodate new equipment on land immediately north of its current building.
Splat! dpi is a growing specialty printer, and its operation will house large pieces of equipment in a new building in the north portion of the industrial center. Both land sales require approval from the Redevelopment Authority and the Common Council.
This announcement caps a fifteen-year effort to redevelop the site of the old Milwaukee Road Shops. Eleven businesses operate in the City’s Industrial Center with more than 14-hundred employees. That is more workers than originally projected.
The 60-acre development stands alongside public spaces, biking and hiking trails, and modern stormwater management features. It was developed using Tax Incremental Financing along with funds from other levels of government, including the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.