The Pleasant Prairie Village Board recently approved a $25.3 million increase in its tax incremental financing (TIF) district #2, brining the revised total TIF investment in the district to $79.2 million. Of the $25.3 million in additional TIF funding, $11.2 million will be used for site-related improvements for the new Uline Inc. headquarters that will be built southwest of I-94 and County Highway Q, $8.5 million will be used for roadway and utilities related improvements, $3.1 million will be used for land acquisition and $2.5 million will be used for additional costs.
Site work has already begun for the new Uline headquarters. The company will move there from Waukegan, Ill.The facility will consist of 218,000 square feet of office space and 1 million square feet of distribution space. Construction of the corporate offices is expected to be complete during the spring of 2010. Initially, about 650 employees are expected to work in the Uline headquarters offices. Construction for the distribution space is expected to be complete by the end of 2009. Initially 200 employees will work at the distribution center. Later, in a second phase of the project, Uline plans to add another 200,000 square feet of office space and 800,000 square feet of distribution space. Completion of all phases for the Uline campus is expected to be complete in 2015, and about 1,000 employees are expected to be working on the campus at that time.
The architect for the Uline project is Milwaukee-based Eppstein Uhen Architects.