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Deadline arrives for Marshfield project developers

MARSHFIELD, WI (WSAU) - Friday is the deadline for area developers and business leaders to submit proposals for to replace several unoccupied buildings in Marshfield.

The buildings were were purchased by the city in late 2013 as part of a downtown economic redevelopment plan.

Director of Economic Development Jason Angell says the former Marshfield News-Herald building and the empty Second Street Professional Center have a date with the wrecking ball, but that the city is still looking for ideas about what should go in their place. “The deadline for proposals to come in is the 28th, and we will then be sitting down and looking at those proposals and making a determination as to which party we would like to partner with on the redevelopment effort.”

Angell says a number of options are being considered. “The ideal use is anything from a green space to a facility being constructed which could be retail, could be service, or it could be residential use as well.” Both of the properties to be redeveloped are adjacent to the parking lot that serves the city’s Post Office on Chestnut Avenue, and were purchased with a State Trust Fund Loan for just under $200,000.