Prescott business park still looking for partnerInterim Prescott City Administrator Jayne Brand spoke Thursday about 90 acres which holds a big key to Prescott’s future.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
PRESCOTT--Interim Prescott City Administrator Jayne Brand spoke Thursday about 90 acres which holds a big key to Prescott’s future.
The Eagle Ridge Business Park, which is located near the intersection of Hwy. 29-35 and Hwy. 10, has sat vacant for a while as Prescott is looking for the perfect match.
“I can’t tell you the number of storage sheds we turned down,” Brand, who is also the city clerk, told Prescott Kiwanis Thursday. “We want jobs.”
Brand said there are a couple of businesses who have been interested in making Eagle Ridge home.
“They love the road access and downtown area,” she said, adding the city will wait and see.
The park, which has been certified by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, is the smallest one in the state. Both Brand and Mayor Mark Huber have said the state has put Prescott through a couple of “test runs” to see how well the city is equipped.
“We know what our weaknesses are,” she said. “It gives us a chance to know what it takes to get a business there.”
Other strengths of the park, according to the state economic website, inwisconsin.com, are the site is not located on or adjacent to flood plain, no utility easements that would prevent development, industrial zoning and the development is not affected by wetlands.
Huber then shared a roundabout is planned at the 10/29-35 intersection to prevent stacking at the busiest times of day and also Hwys. 10 and 29-35 will be expanded to four lanes for about two miles. A timetable was not given.
Before Brand spoke, freshman Jared Brantner was chosen as student of the week. Nominator Krista Botterill said Jared is a “dedicated student who will do whatever it takes to be successful.” Brantner likes to build and fly model airplanes, go horseback riding, pursuing his pilot’s license, rocketry and skiing.