Prescott

Eagle Ridge Business Park

Prescott is located in western Wisconsin, and is Wisconsin’s oldest river town on the Mississippi River. The growing community, with a population over 4,000, is a far-range suburb of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The city is just 20 miles from downtown St. Paul and 32 miles from downtown Minneapolis via Hwy 10 and I-494W.

STRONG TOURISM INDUSTRY

Prescott’s location, where the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and the mighty Mississippi River meet, makes it the northern gateway to the Wisconsin National Scenic Byway Great River Road. The location near those rivers fueled Prescott’s economy and today plays a significant role in its strong tourism industry, attracting visitors from Minnesota and Wisconsin.

EAGLE RIDGE BUSINESS PARK

The 90-acre Eagle Ridge Business Park certified site is on the northeast side of Prescott, directly north of Prescott Industrial Park across Hwy 10.

Site Features & Contact

No significant topography issues

Roadway access

No utility easements that would prevent development

Rail access

90 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

90 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

Jayne Brand
City of Prescott
800 Borner Street
Prescott, WI 54021

715.262.5544

jbrand@prescottcity.org
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Community Intro

Requirement Comments

Community overview

  • General community fit for industrial activity
  • Prescott is a far-range suburb of MSP; Population 4K; Pierce County population of ~41K; Effective labor force ~100K
  • The current unemployment rate in Prescott is ~4.8%
  • Prescott is ~20 miles from downtown St. Paul and ~32 miles from downtown Minneapolis via Hwy 10 and I-494W
  • 3 Rivers in Prescott fuel strong tourism from MN and WI
  • Click here for a Prescott community overview.

Site environment overview

  • General surroundings fit for industrial activity
  • 90-acre Eagle Ridge Business Park site is directly north of Prescott Industrial Park across Hwy 10, on NE side of Prescott, ~2 miles from MN state line
  • Proximate employers include Bergquist Co. (~240 employees – thermal conduction products R&D and production) and General Plastics (~50 employees)
  • Site located in TIF District #5

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 US Hwy 10 to the south (2-lane) and state Hwy 29/35 to the west (2-lane)
  • Hwy 10 connects to I-494 ~12 miles NW of site; Hwy 29/35 connects to I-94 ~20 miles NE of site
  • Dedicated right and left turn lanes onto the access road that enters the site are in place on Hwy 29/35
  • Construction in progress for Dexter St. (which currently ends at the southern site boundary) to cross over Hwy 10 and provide access to the site
  • Click here to download more road access information

Rail Access (if applicable) – not required

  • Feasibility of service (if site is to be marketed as rail-served)
  • Burlington Northern Crossing located ~1 mile from site, but a rail spur to the site is impractical due to developed area between the site and rail line

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
  • Buildable acreage: ~90 acres; contiguous rectangular plot
  • Master site plan for Eagle Ridge Business Park submitted – site parcels delineated with acreages and conceptual roadways
  • Sites are platted, but can be reconfigured to best suit a new user’s needs
  • Click here to download the site plan

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

  • Aerial views of site and surrounding area illustrate the following surroundings:
    • North: agricultural; South: commercial and industrial across Hwy 10; East: agricultural; West: mixed industrial/commercial and residential
  • Click here to download the aerial photo

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

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
  • Not applicable

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

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

  • Documentation of asking price on a per-acre basis
  • $85K/acre asking price; asking price is reportedly potentially flexible depending on type and quality of jobs created

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

  • North Acres Rd. intersects Hwy 29/35 and then the western site boundary at the northwestern corner of the site and then travels southward along the western site boundary, providing the primary ingress/egress to the site; the right-of-way for this access road extends eastward into the center of the park, but the road and water/sewer lines along it have only been subbed in from the western boundary of the site
  • A conceptual storm water retention pond has been illustrated on the site plan at the NW corner of the site

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

  • Completed August 2012 – a storm water retention pond dug in 2010 in the northwestern corner of the site was delineated as a wetland. No other wetlands were identified. Acreage for the pond is not included in the site total
  • Click here to download the wetland delineation report

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 2007 – 17 borings within site
  • Borings went down ~20-30 ft.; encountered mainly silty sand underlain by sandstone to the termination depths of the borings; no ground water encountered
  • Borings at SW of site encountered bedrock at 6 ft. (at ~20 ft. in higher grades)
  • Borings in center of site encountered weathered sandstone at 15 ft. and auger refusal at 18 ft.
  • Click here to download the geotechnical report

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

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

  • Completed August 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
  • Class 4, site is located in city, ~1 mile from volunteer fire station

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

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
  • Xcel Energy provides electric power; responsible for distribution and transmission
  • Prescott Substation is located ~2 miles south of site; two 12.9kV distribution lines run from substation toward site along Hwy 25/39 (can each deliver 2-3 MW to site); the substation has a 10-15 MVA transformer; current peak load is ~11MVA; could handle ~2-3 MW of new demand

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.)
  • Pierce Peppin Electric Cooperative serves the territory to the east of site – this offers potential to service from eastern boundary
  • Proximate generation sources include the nuclear power plant in Red Wing and the Black Dog Coal Plant

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
  • New transformer required for Prescott Substation to serve a >2 MW customer: 18 month lead time, $150K/mile for new distribution line for delivery of >3 MW
  • Xcel Energy would reportedly fund a new substation; credits for a larger user would likely cover the extension of a dedicated aerial feed to new user

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
  • St. Croix Gas has a 6” steel line running along Hwy 29/35 (western site boundary) that serves many end-users in Prescott
  • 3” plastic 50 psi line is stubbed into park along N. Acres Rd. on western site boundary – 95 MCF/hour available
  • This 3” line is served by a gas regulating station across the street from the site on Hwy 29/35 – this station is fed by a 2-inch 900 psi line from Northern Natural

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

Proximate water and wastewater infrastructure availability and capacities

  • Water: 12” 70-80 psi main runs along N Acres Rd and is stubbed into the site at the western boundary, capable of serving the site at 1,100 – 1,200 GPM
  • Jordan Sandstone and St. Lawrence-Fraconia aquifers serve 3 wells in Prescott with a total capacity of ~2,500 GPM; Additional 500K gallons stored in two aerial tanks; Total system current average use is 500K GPD, but peak use can exceed 1M GPD; the current total pumping capacity in the system is ~3.6M GPD
  • Wastewater: 8” gravity line runs along N Acres Rd. and is stubbed into the site at the western boundary
  • Treatment plant at ~75% capacity
  • Click here to download more water and utility infrastructure information

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