Sporting Goods recently opened in The Shoppes at The
Corridor in Brookfield.
- As the days go by, steady progress continues to be made on
multiple commercial projects across the area.
drastic changes proposed and facelift to the Brookfield community
that began last year are still on target for completion by the
anticipated dates, local officials said.
Eck, vice president for Bradford Real Estate Services Corporation,
said in a statement that The Corners project made it over a major
of this week, a major phase of the project was completed with the
final concrete pour,” Eck said. “Along I-94, the Von Maur
building is the primary structure people see from the freeway, but
on both sides — to the east and west of the property — our two
apartment buildings are rising high above street level.
Bluemound Road, the anchor tenant locations are taking shape
including the western corner, where Sendik’s will be located. Next
to that is another retail anchor yet to be announced.”
Corners, a $200 million project, is just one of the many
developments that aim to transform Brookfield into the epicenter of
the metropolitan Milwaukee economy. The project, being built on 19
acres of land between West Bluemound Road and Interstate 94 on the
plot of land where the former Menards and Marcus Theatre once sat in
the Town of Brookfield, will be anchored by a 140,000-squarefoot Von
Maur department store, Wisconsin’s first location. In addition to
the 400,000 square feet of commercial space,
which also features a Sendik’s Food Market, Arhause Furniture,
Chico’s, and Cafe Hollander among others, luxury apartments on the
second through fifth floors — 235 units in all — will offer a
unique living layout for tenants.
project is well on its way,” Town of Brookfield Administrator Rick
Czopp said. “In a year’s time, it’s gone remarkably well. It
appears things are going very well with the projects and I think
they’re on schedule when looking at the opening in April 2017.”
said construction recently began on the apartments and is running smoothly
the largest construction operation in progress is The Corridor,
which will transform 66 acres of land in the Town of Brookfield
along I-94, bordered by Bluemound Road to the north and Calhoun Road
to the east, into a mixed-use development. Plans include multi-story
office buildings and an abundance — 144,000 square feet — of
started with the opening of Wisconsin’s first Portillo’s
restaurant, 17685 W. Bluemound Road, in July and most recently with
the opening of the retail development’s anchor store, Dick’s
Sporting Goods, at 345 Discovery Drive, on Tuesday.
Mayor Steve Ponto said additional new tenants at The Corridor
include Associated Bank, an AT& T store and a Charles Schwab
branch, as well as two yet to be announced “junior anchors” to
be located alongside Dick’s.
development, which includes various office buildings, the
potential for a hotel and a renovation to Ruby Farm for office
purposes, is anticipated to be fully complete in over three years.
buildings take some time to build and we want to have substantial
commitment to leases before construction,” Ponto said. “I could
see one office building being built and another being built after,
which I think will take more than three years.”
all, Ponto said the anticipation level
for the completion of the projects and addition to the community is high.
is a very important time for Brookfield, a very exciting time,”
Ponto said. “We’re seeing a lot of development — much along
Bluemound — and we’re excited about The Corridor, but also the
development right across the street, Plaza 173, which will be
continues in the residential buildings at The
Corners in the Town of Brookfield on Friday.
Crossing, located across from The Corridor off Bluemound and Calhoun
roads, features a 10,000 square-foot outlot building. Ponto said the
addition of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market and Total Wine & More to
the shopping center will help in the revitalization effort.
a lot of businesses which will offer increased services to the
Brookfield area,” Ponto said. “It will give more employment
opportunities for everyone and it’s raising our commercial base,
our tax base. That will be very helpful in the long run. It’s
exciting that so many companies want to invest in Brookfield.”
addition to the many multi-use development projects, Milwaukee
Tool’s commitment to the area has been astounding, Ponto said.
company, which has its headquarters on the northeast side of
Brookfield, announced in April its intention to add a 200,000
square-foot expansion. The project includes hiring 100 people per
year during the next five years.
had almost an explosion of sales,” Ponto said of Milwaukee Tool.
“Because of it, they’re expanding and are hiring a lot of
the influx of multiuse development additions to the area, Brookfield
Square has also gotten in on the action.
mall, which already had over 1 million square feet of space, added
an additional 19,000 square feet of retail space during phase one of
a construction project in the spring.
stuff keeps our city staff and our Common Council busy,”
Ponto said. “The other important thing is the value of our real
estate; our tax base is further expanding, which allows us to
services at a reasonable