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Village of Hobart partners with Base Companies LLC to kick start Marketplace District

March 28, 2017

In 2014, The Village of Hobart entered into the next phase of development in Centennial Centre at Hobart with the development of its Marketplace District. The Marketplace District is a master planned “downtown,” the first ever in Hobart. The main theme of Centennial Centre is “mixed-use” or a truly live, work, and play community. In the Marketplace District, the Village desires to attract a broad mix of living spaces, mixed commercial and retail, and making all of it pedestrian friendly.

In August of 2016, the Village collaborated with Base Companies, LLC a full-service development, consulting, and construction management firm dedicated to rejuvenating existing buildings and developing new mixed-use commercial, retail and office spaces throughout Northeastern Wisconsin.

With this new partnership, a groundbreaking occurred on October 19, 2016, for the new Centennial Centre Marketplace retail center located at 560 Centennial Center Blvd, Hobart, WI 54155.

The new commercial development will embrace the design of the Village’s master plan as well as bring new and added amenities to one of the fastest growing communities…. The Centre will initially include two anchor businesses: a veterinary clinic and chiropractic clinic. The Centennial Centre Marketplace is scheduled to open in spring of 2017. “Leasing activity is vibrant and in full swing”, said Paul Belschner President and CEO of Base Companies. “We are very excited to start this first phase of the Retail Centre.” “We have the opportunity and the responsibility to create a project that will be seen and experienced as an integral piece of the Village of Hobart’s growing community and master plan.” Added Belschner. “The Centre is designed as a place of quality and charm where people will shop, work, dine and gather. The building is expressly designed for expansion and future growth. We are extremely proud to partner with the Village and its community”.

To accompany the Centennial Centre Marketplace development the Village is in the process of designing a number of public space amenities to offer residents the opportunity to gather, socialize or connect to one of the many walking trails/bike paths within the community. Adam Ruechel, the Village Assistant to the Administrator explains, “The goal behind the conceptual design for our public spaces is to provide recreational amenities not only for the commercial tenants but our nearby residents as well. We see this location as being a place that our residents and potential commercial customers can utilize in a number of ways. The conceptual plan highlights a potential restaurant having a direct connection to these public use spaces where residents can wait for their table to be ready, sit on a bench, play within the various green spaces or just walk the numerous trail paths.”

“Our Conceptual design offers a number of amenities geared towards all of our residents. We have a section with a proposed splash pad area where families from Centennial Centre can gather during a hot summer day. We have various areas where people can socialize under a shaded pergola and have a picnic or we have designed areas for residents to sit on a bench, relax and read a good book.” Added Ruechel.

The village is anticipating starting on these public spaces with a phased approach beginning in 2017.

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