After encountering heavy opposition from residents in the Town of Lawrence, Wisconsin, Georgia Pacific is said to be proposing a massive, 1.1 million square foot warehouse in De Pere, Wisconsin, according to FOX 11.
The news website has published that the proposal for the 2400 block of American Boulevard came to De Pere through a development company, without Georgia Pacific’s name attached to it. “However, a spokesperson for Georgia Pacific confirmed to FOX 11 it’s similar to the proposal the papermaker went with seven months ago, amid heavy resident opposition, in the Town of Lawrence,” they wrote.
De Pere Development Services Director Dan Lindstrom says he’s unaware of any opposition to the plan in De Pere and also says the area can handle the 70 to 80 trucks the warehouse would see each day.
“American Boulevard being our widest built street in the entire city that is local controlled can handle the vehicle traffic,” said Lindstrom. “In fact, it’s only operating right now at a fraction of what it was actually designed to do.”
The Town of Lawrence proposal was expected to cost Georgia Pacific $50 million and create 75 to 80 permanent jobs. It was also going to generate $600,000 per year in tax revenue. However, those figures were not provided for the De Pere plan.
Two De Pere committees will be taking up votes in relation to the project on Wednesday.