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SC Swiderski representatives give a presentation to Schofield town leaders. MWC photo by Mike Leischner

SCHOFIELD, WI (WSAU) — Two developers made presentations to Schofield executives on Monday, seeking to win the city for the rights to redevelop the land they occupied at the time of the presentation.

SC Swiderski and Lokre both spent about 15 minutes presenting to a joint session of the city’s economic development committee and community development authority. Mayor Kregg Hoehn said the two companies make sense for what the city is looking for in the area.

“Both proposals fit very well with what the city is looking for,” Hoehn said. “We have more questions and more work on our end, and we hope to find one of the developers in the coming weeks.”

Lokre plans call for 30 condo units and 100 apartments. SC Swiderski offers 100 apartments. Both plans include landscaping and parking facilities, and also call for a level of city involvement in the project

Hoehn adds that by waiting a few weeks, they can also delay their impending move from the current City Hall building and into new space at the city garage on Alderson Street. This means residents should not expect any changes to where they conduct their business until the New Year. “We will organize our elections normally. By the spring of next year, we will probably leave depending on the development agreement that we reach.

“It’s about perfect for us,” added Hoehn.

A third group, Commonwealth Development, based in Middleton, also submitted a proposal for around 50 apartments, but no representative from the group was present at Monday’s meeting. Hoehn stopped short of saying their group was out of the running for the pitch, but said they were leaning towards Swiderski and Lokre.

“These are the two proposals that fit our plans for the region, and they are the two that have come forward today to give us a little more detail. [discussion,] said Hoehn.

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Hoehn says they plan to return in the next 2-3 weeks to recommend one of the proposals to the full board.

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