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.