Plans are underway to redevelopment the former Argonne Grade School site thanks to nearly $30,000 in grant money from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
According to a press release, the feasibility study will begin in the next few weeks. Site cleanup will begin in the spring. The marketing strategy for redevelopment should occur later this summer, according to a press release.
Argonne School closed in 1991 and the site is deemed unsafe.
Forest County Economic Development Partnership President, RT Krueger expressed enthusiasm for supporting the Town of Argonne’s redevelopment plan. “This is one of the many reasons that FCEDP was formed a few years ago, in order to assist local communities with economic development initiatives using the tools that are available to do so.
The money is expected to be used to remove asbestos from the building site, potential expansion of the town hall parking lot, cleanup of the site, feasibility study for redevelopment, and execution of the redevelopment plan.
“This grant will provide a great opportunity for new development in Argonne and allow us to expand our tax base,” added Argonne Clerk Don Gordon.
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