244 New Jobs Heading to Sturtevant

Details are thin, but officials did confirm that a large new development with an estimated value of $32 million will make its new home at the corner of Highways H and 11.

Some 244 jobs are coming to Sturtevant as part of a new development with an estimated value of $32 million.

Village trustees and members of the Community Development Authority Tuesday night approved changing Sturtevant's comprehensive land use plan to put one of the last pieces in place for the development to break ground.

Designed to occupy the southwest corner of Highways H and 11, the new tenant—dubbed Project Green for its eco-friendly building plans—is an industrial development. Because the comprehensive plan indicates that parcel is identified for commercial use but zoned for industrial/business park, the officials needed to amend the plan to match the zoning.

The executive summary states, "In the opinion of staff and consultants, the proposed $32,000,000 development will enhance economic develoment in the area by providing an estimated 244 jobs, by raising the quality standard of development in the corridor, and by attracting additional complementary development."

Village Attorney Tim Pruitt and Jenny Trick from Racine County Economic Development Corporation have been working with trustees and members of the CDA for weeks on Project Green, but aside from the information from the summary, details remain thin until the expected development agreement is finalized.

"Hopefully, things will continue to come together," Pruitt said.

Jimmy K December 05, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Wow Sturtevant, first BRP adding 400+ jobs now this. Great work.Seems they welcome business and jobs instead of fight against them and push them away, wake up Caledonia board.
Heather Asiyanbi December 05, 2012 at 08:19 PM
@Jimmy - Ruud/Cree is adding 469 jobs over the next few years; BRP brought 137 jobs to Sturtevant from their Waukegan location.
Jimmy K December 05, 2012 at 08:30 PM
wow glass is half empty... Awesome for Cree. BRP did bring some jobs up from Waukegan AWSOME for US. But ummm you did the story. "adding 458 jobs by the end of this year"
Heather Asiyanbi December 05, 2012 at 09:00 PM
@Jimmy - sorry about the confusion - BRP now has a total workforce of over 400 with all operations under one roof. That's my fault. Their most recent move brought the remaining 137 jobs up from Waukegan. http://mountpleasant.patch.com/articles/gov-walker-in-sturtevant-to-celebrate-brp-15-million-investment
mau December 06, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Why would we want any development in Caledonia when we have so many nice horse trails?


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