Another industrial park planned west of I-94 in Kenosha

A second industrial park is planned west of I-94 in the City of Kenosha as the freeway corridor in Kenosha County remains a hot spot for industrial development.

Brookfield-based MLG Development and Reno, Nev.-based Dermody Properties are in the preliminary stages of planning a 147-acre industrial park development southwest of I-94 and 60th Street/County Highway K. They are asking city officials to consider rezoning the land there for industrial use, said Andy Bruce, principal of MLG Capital. The site is currently zoned for apartments and commercial use, Bruce said.

The property is currently used as farmland and is owned by Madison-based Anchor BanCorp. A residential development was approved there prior to the housing market collapse and the Great Recession, said Brian Wilke, development coordinator for the City of Kenosha.

The possible MLG/Dermody project is the second industrial park planned west of I-94 in the City of Kenosha. Chicago-based Bridge Development Partners LLC plans to develop a 348-acre industrial park west of I-94 and south of Highway 142/County Highway S. That site currently lies within the Town of Paris. The owners of eight properties totaling the 348 acres have submitted a request asking the City of Kenosha to annex the site.

The two proposed industrial park developments west of I-94 in Kenosha are part of a growing list of industrial developments that have been proposed or are under construction in Kenosha County. The most noteworthy is a 1 million-square-foot distribution center and a 500,000-square-foot distribution center that are under construction in Kenosha for Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc.

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