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South Brooke Wells Manufacturing Building Will Be Redeveloped


The Fond du Lac City Council Wednesday night will be asked to approve a development agreement with Garten Factory LLC for the Wells Manufacturing Building on South Brooke Street. Wells will be moving into its expanded facility on Rolling Meadows Drive this summer and the City had agreed to take over their older facility on South Brooke Street. Garten Factory is a limited liability corporation formed by Commonwealth Development. Community Development Director Wayne Rollin says Commonwealth will be redeveloping the site and moving their operations to the building. That will include a retail landscaping nursery on site. Rollin says it works out well for the City because they will have someone who can use the property and a commercial development on the site. He says it will add something to the neighborhood. The City will be able to use some of the state and federal money it secured for demolition and environmental efforts for the property and use it towards the redevelopment plan.  

Comments 8
Bill commented on 07-Apr-2013 09:31 AM5 out of 5 stars
Another historic building to be turned into trash by Commonwealth. Hooray.
Anonymous commented on 07-Apr-2013 08:01 PM3 out of 5 stars
Rather have green space.
Anonymous commented on 08-Apr-2013 09:17 AM3 out of 5 stars
ok smartass
what would YOU do with the property? We Don't need more GREEN SPACE. There is GREEN SPACE where GHETTO GAS used to stand. Better yet lets make the WHOLE town GREEN SPACE . Would that make U happy?
Anonymous commented on 08-Apr-2013 09:31 AM3 out of 5 stars
I am so sick of the backward birdbrains in this town always bad mouthing commonwealth. At least they are doing something to preserve the history of this community. if you don't like it, go back to wherever and whatever trash dump YOU came from!!!!!!!!!!!! By the way, I am not an employee of commonwealth, because that is the first thing the low IQ idiots will accuse me of.
Anonymous commented on 08-Apr-2013 09:57 AM3 out of 5 stars
Interesting concept by Commonwealth. Better information is available in The Reporter. The area is subject to flooding but I think this propery is high enough not be a problem. The river next to Macy Street goes over its banks periodically.
Anonymous commented on 08-Apr-2013 11:34 AM3 out of 5 stars
"Another historic building to be turned into trash by Commonwealth. Hooray."

Yes, just have all these historic buildings sit vacant and fall apart. They could spend taxpayer money to keep them up I guess.

If it wasn't for Commonwealth and Habitat there would be many green spaces scattered around town, or decrepit, useless buildings.
Tony commented on 09-Apr-2013 09:51 AM3 out of 5 stars
I would like to see all these things. Green space, preserve the old building, redevelopment. Cannot all be done? I would like to see a trail and fishing spot along the river. The building is in pretty rough shape, but there are some interesting bricks with peoples' names carved in them from 75 years ago that could be saved.
Commonwealth and City of FDL, please consider these thoughts.
Anonymous commented on 12-Apr-2013 12:16 AM3 out of 5 stars
state fund and federal fund is not free money! How much is it going to cost the tax payer. The city dose not care about the tax payer. When is the city going to under stand my pay check is not there to take

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