Wisconsin Rapids eyes redevelopment ideas for idled paper mill

Posted by on Aug 3, 2022 in News | 0 comments

Wisconsin Rapids eyes redevelopment ideas for idled paper mill

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISC. (EXCERPTS FROM WIS RAPIDS TRIBUNE) – The city is working with Vandewalle & Associates, a Madison-based planning and redevelopment firm, to determine what might be a good potential use for the property if it becomes available for redevelopment.

The Wisconsin Rapids Recovery and Redevelopment Plan project team is promoting a survey that asks what priorities residents have for redeveloping the site. Options include fast redevelopment, mitigating environmental pollution, creating new jobs, increasing new shopping, recreational or cultural activities and more.

Mayor Shane Blaser said Vandewalle will collect responses and provide redevelopment recommendations to city leaders next month.

While getting feedback from residents could apply to other development sites throughout the city, any possibility of redevelopment on the Rapids mill site ultimately depends on what BillerudKorsnäs chooses to do with its paper mill and surrounding property.

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