— A partnership between Aurora Health Care, the Sheboygan
Area School District and the city of Sheboygan will have a
sizable effect on the community.
The proposal announced Monday calls for a new outpatient
surgery center and medical office building in Sheboygan, as
well as the construction of upgraded fields for baseball,
soccer and football. Aurora will make a total investment of
$86.4 million in Sheboygan, including $5 million toward the
development and upgrade of the recreation facilities being
relocated, according to the announcement.
The outpatient surgery center and medical office building
will be constructed at Taylor Drive and Saemann Avenue. All
of the sports fields from the Sheboygan Area School District
Field of Dreams will be relocated and upgraded at new sites,
according to the announcement.
The Butzen Farm property, which was previously donated to
the city for recreational use, will be developed as a
54-acre youth sports complex with soccer fields being
relocated from the SASD Field of Dream property.
Aurora reported that the new medical building may generate
more than $200,000 in annual property taxes and will create
“Aurora is dedicated to the health and wellness of this
community and we are excited to invest in the future of
Sheboygan,” said Dave Graebner, president of Aurora
Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, in a statement. “Our
medical campus has been operating at capacity for many
years. This multi-faceted proposal will expand patient
access to high-quality health care and have a significant
positive impact on Sheboygan.”
The community gardens will also be relocated from its site
at Taylor Street and Saemann Avenue to a property next to
“This is great news for the city of Sheboygan and the future
generations of our community,” said Don Hammond, president
of the Sheboygan Common Council. “Today’s proposal is an
example of dedicated community partners working together to
find creative solutions and long-term benefits for our
Pending approvals, construction will begin this summer.
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health
care provider and offers services at sites in more than 90
communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern