Nestled on the west bank of a bend in the Milwaukee River, is one of the most beautiful areas in all of Ozaukee County: The Village of Thiensville. Recently, Ozaukee Economic Development had the opportunity to sit down with Village Administrator Colleen Landisch-Hansen and Director of Community Services/Public Works Andy LaFond to talk about Thiensville Crossing which is comprised of 15 acres located primarily at the intersection of East Freistadt Road and North Main Street. This new Tax Incremental District (TID) has been designated for some improvements and will fund the costs of land acquisition/remediation, infrastructure upgrades, streetscape enhancements, and more. Given that this exciting new development will be an improvement to an already thriving part of our community, OED wanted to take some time to highlight some of the information that the Village of Thiensville wants to make the people of Ozaukee County aware of.
A Truly Walkable Community
Thiensville gives “foot traffic” a whole new meaning. The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a 30-mile paved path that spans the entire length of Ozaukee County, connecting the communities of Thiensville, Mequon, Cedarburg, Grafton, Port Washington, and Belgium. It runs along woodlands, wetlands, farmlands, and waterways, and provides easy, direct access to Thiensville Crossing. While primarily used for outdoor recreation, the path also serves as a commuter route for those employed by the many local businesses along the trail.
Proposed Development Concepts and Streetscape Improvements
Proposed infrastructure improvements within the redevelopment district will provide upscale aesthetics, improve bicycle and pedestrian connections, create new public open spaces, and enhance the overall look and feel of the corridor.
Bicycle and pedestrian connections, create new public open spaces, and enhance the overall look and feel of the corridor.
Commitment to Excellence
The village is proud of its dedication to economic development and community advancement. Current municipal projects include an expansive public parking plan, additional Village Park improvements, a municipal water expansion, and a streetscape master plan for the new development district.
To see more information and full layouts and concept art, head over to www.village.thiensville.wi.us/TID2
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