Governor Announces $500,000 Brownfield Grant To Redevelop West Bend Site

Project to create 65 jobs

MADISON—Governor Jim Doyle today announced $500,000 for the city of West Bend to help redevelop a four-acre brownfield site as a new office complex – a project expected to create 65 new jobs for the area.  

“Cleaning up brownfields is about more than just renewing damaged or vacant land,” Governor Doyle said. “It’s about renewing the pride of a community, and restoring jobs and productivity. The city of West Bend is doing that by creating a mixed use redevelopment.


The city of West Bend is planning to demolish an existing building on a contaminated site and construct three buildings containing retail and office space. The funds of the Department of Commerce (Commerce) will be used for the environmental remediation of the site. Total project cost is $12,766,854.


Commerce’s BEBR Program provides grant funds to municipalities, local development corporations, and the private sector to support assessment, remediation and return of contaminated lands to productive use.  Brownfields are abandoned, idle, or underused industrial or commercial properties where redevelopment is hindered by real or perceived contamination. 


For more information about the Brownfields Program, contact Jason Scott, Commerce, at 608/261-7714.