This 1953 photo shows the A.O. Smith plant and homes near West Capitol Drive between North 27th and 35th streets. Today, the property located east of the railroad tracks is being redeveloped as the Century City Business Park. The city of Milwaukee has invested more than $16 million to redevelop the site. Those efforts hit a snag in October when Franklin-based Strauss Brands dropped plans for a new headquarters following neighborhood opposition to the company’s meat processing operations.