Listening Sessions to be Held Regarding
Three Potential Development Areas
The Franklin Common Council approved multiple contracts at their Tuesday, 11/4/2014, meeting aimed to spur economic growth in three major development areas. The areas, comprised of nearly 1,200 acres, will have the potential to generate an estimated $328M in new and rejuvenated development.
The City of Franklin will be holding listening sessions regarding the following potential development areas (click on development area for details on each):
1. Future Retail Development in the Area of S. 76th Street & W. Rawson Avenue/W. Loomis Road
2. Future Mixed-Use Business Light Industrial, Commercial, Residential, and Nature Conservation Public Park Development in the Area of W. Loomis Road and W. Ryan Road
3. Future Business Park Development in the Area of S. 27th Street and W. County Line Road; A Resolution Authorizing the Undertaking of the Development of the Franklin Corporate Park
The listening sessions will take place at the following upcoming City meetings. Franklin residents are invited to attend and learn more about these potential development opportunities in the City.
July 14th Board of Public Works Meeting (7 p.m.)
July 21st Board of Water Commissioners Meeting (5:15 p.m.)
July 23rd Plan Commission Meeting (7 p.m.)
July 28th Finance Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
August 1st Common Council Public Info. Meeting (1 p.m.) (see Notice)
Join Us for the Kayla's Playground
Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Franklin Woods Nature Center, 3723 W. Puetz Road
(Parking will be limited due to construction)
RSVP to Andrea Stormoen at email@example.com or
414-427-7506 no later than July 17, 2015. Click here for more details on the Kayla's Playground project.
Franklin Named A "Top 10 Overall Micro American City of the Future" by Foreign Direct Investment Magazine
A subsidiary of the Financial Times, FDI has named Franklin and Milwaukee, WI as "American Stars" and distinguished cities of the future as it relates to economic potential. To create their ranking, FDI analyzed 421 locations throughout the world on such factors as connectivity, human capital, cost effectiveness, and business friendliness. Cities were then categorized by size and ranked according to overall scores. Click here for the complete article from the April/May 2015 issue of the FDI Magazine.
Franklin Reaches Out To Retailers
(The below article is taken from the April 3, 2015 edition of the Milwaukee Business Journal, written by Sean Ryan)
Franklin officials tallied a short list of stores that may succeed in the city's retail market, and has asked consultant Buxton Group to try to get their attention.
City officials want to attract more stores and restaurants, particularly to an area around West Loomis Road and West Rawson Avenue. Buxton over the past few months has studied Franklin's demographics and retail markets to see which stores could succeed there.
"We've already identified the 12 best retailers to fit the uses and options that we are looking at," said Craig Haskins, chairman of Franklin's Economic Development Committee.
That committee on March 30 ordered Buxton to contact those retailers and encourage them to consider sites in Franklin, Haskins said. A key area could be land around Loomis and Rawson.
The city is studying removal of on- and off-ramps leading from Loomis to Rawson and 76th Street. The ramps block direct access from Loomis to vacant land where stores could be built, Haskins said.