The 42-acre brownfield site, at the convergence of the Sheboygan River and Lake Michigan, was formerly owned by C. Reiss Coal Company. For over 100 years, the property was used for storage of coal, salt, fertilizer, and petroleum. The land is the last significant piece of municipal land on Lake Michigan’s western shore that remains available for development in the City of Sheboygan. Since acquisition of the parcel, an enormous amount of time, energy, local and private financial resources, and state and federal aids and grants have been committed to the mixed-use redevelopment project. Based on an estimated tax base increase of over $100 million during the life of the TIF District, the City undertook over $12 million in public infrastructure improvements, including over $3 million in remediation costs specified in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved Remedial Action Plan for the site.
Since acquiring the property in October of 2001, City officials worked with JJR, Wisconsin, to create a concept plan, site plan, and design guidelines for South Pier. After receiving a considerable amount of public input, a concept plan design guidelines were created for the mixed-use development (i.e., resort development, riverfront promenade, lakefront eco park and trails, retail and office development, live/work development, family attraction development, etc.)
Proposals are being accepted for commercial and mixed-use development. Riverfront parcels are available, as well as parcels with spectacular riverfront or lakefront views. Development sites vary in size. Sites are zoned either Pre-Planned Unit Development or Planned Unit Development.
For a complete Request for Proposal with attachments, please contact:
Office of Planning and Development
828 Center Avenue, Suite 104
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Design Guidelines (2003 Edition & 2011 Edition)
Click here for a complete set of design guidelines for South Pier District.
Click here for a complete set of Live/Work District Supplemental Guidelines (2011 Edition)
Available Property Opportunities Maps
►Please contact the Department of City Development for available sites.