Rock Professional Baseball Stadium Development Proposal Franklin Task Force

On January 30, 2014, the Common Council formed the Rock Professional Baseball Stadium Development Proposal Franklin Task Force Committee.


Alderman Mark Dandrea
Alderman Steve F. Taylor
Alderman Dan Mayer
Paul Rotzenberg, Director of Finance & Treasurer
Jesse Wesolowski, City Attorney
Staff Support:  Mark Luberda, Director of Administration

At a Special Common Council Meeting of April 22, 2014, the Franklin Common Council approved a motion to deny the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Franklin and Zimmerman Ventures, LLC, as presented due to multiple unknowns including the developer providing inadequate evidence of the potential for economic development, failing to adequately involve Milwaukee County and address the County and State of Wisconsin ownership and roles in the partnership, the inability to commit to additional development at the outset, and needing necessary approvals from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, which all create too much risk for the City.   

Click here to view the proposed proposal for a Minor League Baseball Stadium and a Development of a New Downtown Franklin (the attached proposal is a revised version that includes a typographical formatting correction beginning at the bottom of Page 6). 

Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation as presented by City of Franklin staff at the Public Information Meeting of April 17, 2014. 

Franklin Baseball Stadium Market Feasibility Study - Draft - March 21, 2014 as submitted to Zimmerman Ventures and the City of Franklin Stadium Task Force by C.H. Johnson Consulting, Inc.




























Meeting Date: As Needed

Meeting Time: Varies

Meeting Location:
Hearing Room
Franklin City Hall
9229 W. Loomis Road

Please direct agenda questions to:
Paul Rotzenber, Finance Director


2014 Meeting Dates

February 25 Agenda Minutes
March 12 Agenda Minutes
March 25 Agenda Minutes
April 2 Agenda Minutes
April 14 Agenda Minutes
April 17 Public Information Meeting Notice