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Village of Hobart Creates New Logo/Tagline and Announces Residential Developments

July 15, 2015

New identity solidifies constant growth; two developments to catalyze Centennial Centre at Hobart’s MarketPlace District

Hobart, WI -- Corporate entities extend branding for marketing initiatives but a municipality that even considers branding is among a progressive few. In its forward-thinking strategy, the Village of Hobart has created a new logo and tagline. The logo encapsulates a variety of images that embrace the heritage of the area while at the same time demonstrating diverse future growth. The tagline "Greatness is Growing" was intentionally concepted to convey multiple interpretations depending on the audience while overall positioning Hobart as the suburb of choice in the greater Green Bay area. For potential residents it confirms the village delivers a high quality of life with ongoing enhancements. For business owners, it commands the position that Hobart is the best choice to start or expand a business. And, since the Village has become a leader in regional economic development, the logo/tagline combination conveys the already recognized vibrant sense of community.

With a significant 23% population growth since 2010, Hobart is continuing to make a mark by ranking in the top ten Wisconsin communities for new single family housing starts the last three years. The growth spurt is due in large part to explosive housing growth in the Centennial Centre at Hobart development; the Village’s signature mixed use development adjacent to State Highway 29. The Department of Administration projects that Hobart will lead all Wisconsin communities for population growth through 2035. These statistics confirm that business owners and developers looking to expand or begin a business in Fox Valley/greater Green Bay can enjoy a unique, elegant community with an already-established and growing customer base.

Two significant residential developments will jumpstart the next phase, Centennial Centre at Hobart’s MarketPlace District. Recently inked agreements will bring over $25M in tax base and another 274 living units over the next three years.

The Village recently approved plans for Encore to build 96 residential units to be offered for lease. The first 32 of those units are expected to be on the market in March 2016. Encore has a striking building elevation resembling a row home concept, features individual entrances, and attached garage parking.

Construction of a luxurious leased community at Hobart Crossing is on schedule for the first 32 units, of a total 178, to be ready for occupancy this August. This development will feature unique amenities for residents including a clubhouse, internet café, underground heated parking, and heated swimming pool.

These two projects are within the 100 acres of the MarketPlace District, a “downtown” master plan that was recently conceived. The MarketPlace District calls for a retail, commercial and residential mix along with intentional public spaces to allow for a work-life atmosphere in a vibrant, walkable, mixed use locale.

The 7,600 current village residents and surrounding area consumers are in need of businesses to support. The Village is actively recruiting single source retailers for clothing, home goods, hardware, pharmacy, and specialty stores. Pizzerias, coffee shops, sub shops, ice cream parlors, and a mix of upscale, casual, and family oriented restaurants are also in demand. Residents would prefer to support local service businesses such as a dry cleaner, salon, spa, bank, fitness center, accountant, dentist and other medical service providers. The Village is marketing property it already owns and offers tax incentives for new business development.

Centennial Centre at Hobart was formally launched in mid-2009 to bring long-term,
economic sustainability to a one-hundred year old area dominated by high-income
residential neighborhoods and original farmsteads. The mixed-use development is located along the State Highway 29/32 corridor and serves as the western gateway of the greater Green Bay metro area.

For more information about Centennial Centre at Hobart or MarketPlace District specifically, contact Andrew Vickers, Hobart Village Administrator at 920-869-3804, via email or visit www.BuildinHobart.com

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