Amazon Coming to Oak Creek
New logistics hub will be one million square feet larger than Kenosha warehouse.
It’s official. Amazon will open a second distribution center in southeast Wisconsin, this time in Oak Creek.
Amazon will operate a four-story, 2.6-million-square-foot building. The project is slated for a 75-acre site just off of Ryan Road, located in what will become the Ryan Business Park. Hillwood Development Company, based in Dallas, Texas, will build and own the land and buildings. Project costs are estimated at $200 million.
The location is planned to be both larger than the Kenosha warehouse (2.6 million square feet versus 1.5 million square feet) and to employ more people (1,500 versus 1,100). Robotics are expected to play a large role in the new facility.
Oak Creek officials approved the $16.9 million TIF deal last week.
“Amazon will become the city’s largest employer and contribute significantly to our tax base, helping the city to continue to keep taxes low and services high for our residents,” “said Oak Creek Mayor Dan Bukiewicz.
The center is expected to employ approximately 1,500, and eventually pay annual salaries totaling $40 million by 2021 according to a guarantee provided by Amazon.
Brewery Coming to Jeffers Project
A brewery hailing from the Door County was announced this week as a future tenant of J. Jeffers & Co.’s redevelopment project at 2018 E. North Ave.
Readers may remember this building was previously home to the bar and restaurant called G Daddy’s BBC. Now closed, the former space is being redeveloped by Joshua Jeffers’ outfit. Hacienda Brewing Company, a brewery owned by Door County Brewing Co., will be a tenant on the first floor.
The Hacienda space here in Milwaukee will have a 125-seat taproom, with beer from their brewery in Baileys Harbor, Kathy Flanigan reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This new space will be just blocks away from the Good City Brewing, the Farwell Ave craft brewer.
This project is part of Jeffers’ redevelopment of the historic former BBC building, and the adjacent Hotel Foster space, into a mixed-use development with office space and room for retail and restaurants on the street level.
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