Brookfield-based Briohn Building Corp. is planning to build a 179,500-square-foot speculative industrial building on a vacant site at 841 W. Canal St. in the Menomonee Valley in Milwaukee.
Briohn recently submitted a rezoning application to the city of Milwaukee for the project. A call made to Briohn was not immediately returned.
The site is located south of Canal Street between I-94/43 and South Sixth Street.
The land is currently owned by We Energies, according to city records, although the re-zoning application lists Westminster Realty Partners V LP, of Lake Forest, Ill., as the owner. The We Energies Valley Power Plant is located on the opposite side of I-94/43.
The 841 W. Canal St. site has been vacant for decades. In 2013, Lakefront Brewery announced plans to purchase the site to build a second brewery for the company. But those plans never moved forward. Several years before that, Allen Edmonds planned to build a factory on the site, but those plans also never moved forward.
The site was put back on the market in 2014 when Lakefront Brewery dropped its plans. We Energies then bought the 9.4-acre site in 2015 from former Allen Edmonds president John Stollenwerk, but has not done anything with it.