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Village Leaders Unveil Plans for NewPage Mill Site in Kimberly

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Village Leaders Unveil Plans for NewPage Mill Site in Kimberly

By Alex Hagan. CREATED Nov 14, 2013

KIMBERLY, WI- Plans revealed tonight for the former NewPage Paper Plant in Kimberly. The mill closed 5 years ago putting hundreds out of work, but tonight a revitalization project Is unveiled to the public. Since 2011 village leaders have been working on a plan collecting information from the public on how to revitalize this closed NewPage Mill site and now they have a draft of what they say fits the area best.

More parks, homes,  businesses such as cafes along the riverfront and office buildings.

"Within an area that is already walkable to numerous services, jobs and other things provides great potential," says Eric Fowle with East-Central Wisconsin Planning Commission.

"Gives us the opportunity to really capture all of the available great space along the fox river," says Village President Chuck Kuen.

Right now there is no cost for this kind of project but it received positive reviews from members from the community. Village leaders still want to get more feedback from neighbors before finalizing their plan next summer. Then it will go to the village board for approval.