Real estate odds and ends

South 27th Street corridor named Boomgaard District
Franklin and Oak Creek officials have endorsed the name Boomgaard District for the area surrounding the South 27th Street Corridor. The street forms the boundry for the two cities. The word "boomgaard" is Dutch for "orchard." Apple orchards were once prevalent in what is now Franklin and Oak Creek. Many of the orchard owners sold their apples along the highway roadside of what is now South 27th Street.
"The ‘Boomgaard District’ name is as unique as the collaborative efforts between Franklin and Oak Creek," said Oak Creek Mayor Dick Bolender. "The uniqueness of the name will set this development apart from others not only regionally, but nationally." "The name ‘Boomgaard District’ is well-suited for the South 27th Street Corridor development,” said Franklin Mayor Tom Taylor. "The name helps preserve the history of the area, yet also symbolizes the shared vision that our two cities have for current and future development."
Milwaukee-based Zizzo Group Advertising and Public Relations, an integrated marketing firm, was retained by the Joint South 27th Street Corridor Steering Committee to assist with brand identity for the corridor. The Boomgaard District is already home to Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.’s Franklin campus, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Franklin hospital. Other development under construction in the corridor includes a Staybridge Suites hotel and the Liberty Corporate Preserve.

West Bend launches commercial property web site

The City of West Bend, the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown West Bend Association recently launched the new inSITE web page. The web site provides a listing of available commercial and industrial properties within the City of West Bend.
The inSITE service may be accessed from each of the organization’s web sites or directly at:
The service will also be made available for property owners to use to list development opportunities in the City of West Bend. 

Eppstein Uhen named Architect of the Year

Milwaukee-based Eppstein Uhen Architects was recently named the Architect of the Year by the American Subcontractors Association of Wisconsin.

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