MACHESNEY PARK (WIFR) – For the first time since the recession, developers are breaking ground on a new industrial park in the Stateline. It’s expected to bring in more than 100 jobs and this is only the beginning of what’s to come.
From dirt to development, local leaders are breaking ground for Park 90. The 200 acres of land at the corner of I-90 and Rt. 173 will become a new industrial park. It’s a plan expected to create 75 manufacturing jobs and dozens of others in construction.
Several manufacturing companies will be moving in this winter into what’s going to be a 90,000 sq. foot building, including local packaging equipment manufacturer, HMC and a pool repair company.
“With the access coming off I-90 and then to have two companies that are coming into this area, I mean immediately, I mean that’s a great sign for future growth,” said Machesney Park Village President Jerry Bolin.
That’s not the only thing to look forward to. Developers plan to build a few restaurants and hotels in Park 90.
“It’s going to be a one-stop location for companies to really move and give their employees other things to do besides just coming to work,” said Landmark Group Contractor, Bob Sanches.
Although that part of the plan will take a few years, Park 90 is expected to open in November.
This is the first phase of the project. The next one is expected to begin next spring. We’re told six other companies are in talks of coming to the area.