Howard

Mills Industrial Center

The Village of Howard has been the fastest-growing community in Brown County for many years, due in part to its school system, which is a major attraction of new residents. Plus ITT Tech, UW Green Bay and Rasmussen College all supply quality talent into the local market each year. Howard is part of the Greater Green Bay area with a population of more than 17,000.

EASY ACCESS TO MARKETS

Strategically located on several major highways, Howard’s direct access to Interstate 43, US Highway 41 and State Highway 29 provides a quick and easy commute to Madison (2.5 hours), Milwaukee (2 hours), Door County (45 minutes) and Lambeau Field (5 minutes). Howard also has direct rail access into the community and is a short, 10-minute commute to Green Bay’s Austin Straubel International Airport.

MILLS CENTER INDUSTRIAL SITE

The 50.13-acre Mills Center Industrial certified site is located on the western outskirts of the Village of Howard, with existing industrial operations located in proximity to the site.

Site Features & Contact

No significant topography issues

Roadway access

No utility easements that would prevent development

Rail access

50.13 contiguous acres not affected by wetlands

Commercial airport access

No known environmental impediments to immediate industrial development

Freight airport access

No known archaeological/historical impediments to immediate industrial development

50.13 contiguous developable acres

No known impediments to immediate development related to endangered species

American Land Trust Association (ALTA) survey

Fire insurance classification rating 4

Site not located on or adjacent to flood plain

Industrial zoning

Flight path certifications not proximate of any airport

Single owner with documented willingness to sell

Dave Wiese
Village of Howard
2456 Glendale Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54313

920.434.4640

dwiese@villageofhoward.com
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Community Intro

Requirement Comments

Community overview

  • General community fit for industrial activity
  • Howard population: 17K; Brown County/Greater Green Bay population: ~250K; Labor force within the Green Bay MSA: 170K
  • Howard has been the fastest-growing community in Brown County for many years, owing particularly to its school system, which is a major attraction of new residents
  • ITT Tech, UW Green Bay, and Rasmussen College all supply quality talent into the local market each year
  • Howard community overview

Site environment overview

  • 50.13-acre site located on western outskirts of Village of Howard. The site is not located in an industrial park environment, but existing industrial operations are located in proximity to the site
  • Local industrial operations include Sanimax (meat rendering, HC: 200), Amerex (fire suppression chemicals), Hattiesburg Paper , Fusion Integrated (3-D modeling for the paper industry, HC: 50), and United Healthcare (insurance contact center)
  • The nearest industrial operations to the site are Arrow Concrete (HC:15-20) and J.W. Welding (HC: 12-15) , both within 2 miles from the site
  • The site is not currently in TIF district, but Village of Howard can create one

Roadway access

  • Proximity to interstate and other highways providing convenient access for labor and logistics
  • Access roads in place to site, or plans in place to extend access road(s) to site
  • Site fronts Marley St. to the west, and a small section of the northern boundary fronts County Rd. C; no other access roads in place; Marley St. is two-lane through a small residential community for one mile from Hwy. 29 to the site
  • Future full-diamond interchange at Marley St. and Hwy. 29 may not be in place for 10-15 years, so current access to Hwy. 29 is at-grade (stop sign)
  • ~6 miles to US 41 via Hwy 29
  • ~8 miles to I-43 via Hwy 29
  • More road access information
  • Area transportation map
  • Image of the future interchange

Rail Access (if applicable) – not required

  • Feasibility of service (if site is to be marketed as rail-served)
  • Not applicable

Commercial Airport Access – Access to airport(s) with commercial air service

  • Driving distance to proximate commercial airport(s) and overview of service available

Freight Airport Access – Access to airport(s) with freight air service

Site Intro

Requirement Comments

Master Site plan and/or site plan illustrating exact dimensions and number of parcels for the specific site being submitted for certification

  • Minimum of 20 contiguous developable acres
  • 50.13 acres of buildable land, comprised of two adjacent parcels purchased together – no divisions or easements exist between them
  • Site plan information.

Aerial photograph illustrating the specific site being submitted for certification as well as the surrounding properties

ALTA Survey (American Land Trust Association) inclusive of site being submitted for certification

  • Completed July 2012 – illustrates all roads, utilities, and easements impacting the site (along boundaries with existing roads
  • ALTA Survey information.

Flood Plain map (FEMA-produced FIRM map)

  • No part of the site may be located on (or directly adjacent to) a flood plain

Flight path specifications (if site is within 2 miles of an airport)

  • Documentation (letter or map from FAA) indicating any restrictions related to airport proximity

Ownership – entire site must be wholly controlled by a single owner with documented willingness to sell to an industrial user

  • Certificate of title
  • Letter from property owner/option holder stating that site is for sale/ lease
  • Entire 50.13-acre site wholly owned by Village of Howard
  • Warranty deed

Asking Price – current asking price for sale or lease of the land must be indicated

  • Documentation of asking price on a per-acre basis
  • $20K/acre, potentially negotiable depending on job creation

Topography – no significant topography issues that could present major obstacles to industrial development of the site

Easements – site not intersected by utility or any other easement that would prevent development of 20 contiguous acres of the site

  • Sewer line easement runs along northern site boundary

Wetlands – demonstrate that a user can utilize 20 contiguous acres that are not affected by wetlands

Environmental Assessment – no known environmental impediments to immediate industrial development

  • Phase I within the past 2 years; Remediated sites provide completed. Phase II and documentation of liability protection

Geotechnical – minimum of 5 soil borings (for 20-acre site); no presence of sink holes or limestone caves; suitable water content/water table depth

  • Completed March 2010; 6 borings along sewer easement along the northern boundary of the site
  • ~50-60 foot deep borings encountered mostly silty sand and clay after 10 feet; no water table encountered
  • Completed October 2012 – 6 additional borings spaced across the site advanced to 20 feet deep. After 10 ft. primarily silty sand, clay, and sand was encountered. Water table ranged from 6.5 feet to 16 feet below grade
  • Geotechnical report

Archaeological/Historical – no known archaeological/historical impediments to immediate industrial development

  • Completed May 2010 – determined that there are no previously recorded archaeological sites or historic properties within or adjacent to the project area
  • Archaeological historical report

Endangered Species – no known impediments to immediate industrial development related to endangered species

  • Completed September 2012 – no actions required with regard to industrial development of the subject property

Fire Protection

  • Fire Insurance Classification Rating
  • Distance to the nearest servicing fire department

Zoning

Requirement Comments

Industrial zoning (or equivalent) currently in place, or zoning change procedure underway as of field investigation

  • Zoning certificate and relevant ordinance; or, letter from municipal authorities communicating status of zoning change procedure as of field investigation date

Surrounding area zoning – zoning of surrounding properties compatible with industrial development of site

  • Comprehensive Plan of area (if applicable)
  • Zoning map of area including site (if applicable)
  • Existing/planned zoning of surrounding land
  • Codes, Covenants, and Restrictions on site and surrounding sites, as applicable
  • No covenants or restrictions currently in place for the site, but the Village of Howard provided the existing Covenants & Restrictions for the Brookfield Industrial Park in Howard (also zoned I-4) as a reference for what a future set of covenants might look like
  • Surrounding area zoning: North: R-5 residential zoning; South: R-5 residential zoning, A-1 exclusive agricultural zoning; West: A-1 exclusive agricultural zoning; East: R-5 residential zoning
  • Aerial zoning image

Electric & Gas Utility Infrastructure

Requirement Comments

Proximate electric power infrastructure availability and capacities

  • Utility maps indicating location and current size/capacity of proximate transmission lines, distribution lines, and substations; Available capacity that could be provided to the site for each of the above
  • WPS Maplewoood Substation ~2 miles SW of site; fed by 138kV ATC transmission line (150 MW); 24.9kV distribution line (26 MW total delivery capacity) can currently deliver 5-10 MW to site over Feeder 241
  • A separate Feeder 242 from Maplewood would require extension of ~0.5 mile north to site along Marley St., which could reportedly enable delivery of at least 15 MW to the site
  • Aerial image of area gas and electric utilities
  • Aerial image of existing utilities.

Detailed description of dual feed potential (current or proposed redundant service)

  • Overview (and map) illustrating dual feed electric service routes, including location, size and capacity of each node of delivery (substation, distribution line, etc.)

Introduction of any proposed improvements to/extensions of electric service to the site

  • Cost, timing, and funding responsibility of any improvements required to provide proposed service to the site

Proximate natural gas infrastructure availability and capacities

  • Utility maps indicating location and current size/capacity of proximate transmission lines, distribution lines, delivery points, etc; Available capacity that could be provided to the site for each of the above
  • WPS has a 4” 15-60 psi polyethylene/wrapped steel line running along Glendale Ave/County Rd. C north of site
  • Another 4” wrapped steel150 psi line runs along Sunny Brook Dr. and Glendale Ave. ~2,800 ft. east of site – this line could be extended to the site boundary via Glendale Ave/County Rd. C
  • 2” 15-60 psi wrapped steel line runs along Marley St. on western site boundary serving small residential users on Marley St.
  • With no reinforcement of the 10-60 psig system at the site 50,000 cfh can be made available
  • Aerial image of area gas and electric utilities.

Introduction of any proposed improvements to/extensions of natural gas service to the site

Proximate water and wastewater infrastructure availability and capacities

  • Water: 16” 60 psi water main runs along County Rd. C ~1 mile SE of site; extension to site would require ~$400K (3,000-4,000 GPM capacity available); the design for this extension is planned, but the permits are not yet in place
  • Howard has 6.5M GPD total built-out water capacity, and current peak ~4.5 GPD
  • Wastewater: 30” sewer line runs along northern site boundary with four access points at the site; connects to lift station north of site
  • Capacity of 151,000 gal/day for the site per agreement with sewage district
  • ~38K ft. from site to an interceptor at Hwy 41
  • The Waste Water system is built to handle residential wastewater; an industrial strength user will need to pre-treat any effluent above normal domestic strength – regional system cannot handle more BOD and Suspended Solid loads

Introduction of any proposed improvements to/extensions of water and/or wastewater service to the site