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Village of Mount Pleasant, Wis. – Last night, the Village of Mount Pleasant Board of Trustees voted to accept offers from more than a dozen Village of Mount Pleasant property owners. The accepted offers are for a total of roughly 300 acres of land within the Foxconn project area.
“This approval means we will soon own almost 70 percent of the land within the total Foxconn area,” said Dave DeGroot, Mount Pleasant Village President. “This is great news as we plan for a groundbreaking and look forward to continued growth and development within the project area.”
After the closings are complete, these new properties will bring the Village’s total acquired acreage to more than 2,000 of the roughly 2,900 acre total Foxconn area. The Village continues to consider offers from property owners, and is moving forward with land acquisitions associated with infrastructure improvements, in accordance with state statutes.
ABOUT THE VILLAGE OF MOUNT PLEASANT
The Village of Mount Pleasant is a community that prides itself on one of its greatest assets – location. Comprised of 36 square miles in Eastern Racine County, Mount Pleasant is one of the fastest growing communities in the State of Wisconsin. Stretching from Lake Michigan to Interstate 94, its location provides easy access to metropolitan Milwaukee and Chicago, including General Mitchell International Airport just minutes to the north. Mount Pleasant also offers a wide variety of business opportunities. Numerous local, national, and international companies call Mount Pleasant home, including Putzmeister, Case New Holland, Seda International Packaging, Badger Meter, and many others. Companies are also consistently expressing interest in the community and the area as a whole. This interest in development, despite the economic conditions both nationally and worldwide, has allowed the Village to see consistent growth providing additional jobs and amenities for residents. Learn more at http://www.mtpleasantwi.gov/.