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Caledonia’s newly created 187-acre business park could see a massive 1 million square-foot building planted in the middle of a rural area, said Jerry Franke, of WisPark.

But some neighbors were leery of how the project might impact them and they raised concerns about truck traffic, road improvements, and landscaping. Other neighbors, however, lauded the project because WisPark has a strong reputation for putting together strong projects that have spurred on economic development, including the LakeVIew Corporate Park in Pleasant Prairie and the GrandView Business Park in Yorkville.

Still the Caledonia Plan Commission gave its blessing to amend the village land use plan from mixed use to an industrial/business park, and rezone the property to allow heavy industrial businesses. Prior to the approval, the property had been zoned general farming and residential, and commercial service.

The project includes: Norco, a 137,000 square-foot building, a 62,000 square-foot building and potentially a 1 million square-foot building, Franke said.

The Caledonia Village Board will still need to give its final blessing on the project, which is expected to happen on June 6.



Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.