Village of Mount Pleasant to Close on About 1,700 Acres of Land for the Foxconn Project
Village to partner with Racine Habitat for Humanity to donate items to its ReStore program
Village of Mount Pleasant, Wis. – Over the course of the next week, the Village of Mount Pleasant will be closing on about 1,700 acres of land on which the Village holds options. The properties include numerous parcels in areas one, two and three of the Foxconn project site.
“This is a great step forward as we continue to look to a spring groundbreaking for the Foxconn project,” said Dave DeGroot, Village of Mount Pleasant President.
Today, the Village also announced a partnership with Racine Habitat for Humanity to donate household items to Habitat’s ReStore. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Proceeds from Habitat Restores help fund Habitat for Humanity’s mission to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.
“This is a great opportunity to partner with a local municipality to provide for those in need in our community,” said Thom Bowen, ReStore Director for Racine Habitat for Humanity. “We look forward to working together with the Village of Mount Pleasant.”
ABOUT THE VILLAGE OF MOUNT PLEASANT
The Village of Mount Pleasant is a community that prides itself on one of its greatest assets - location. Comprising of 36 square miles in Eastern Racine County, Mount Pleasant is one of the fastest growing communities in the State of Wisconsin. Stretching from Lake Michigan to Interstate 94, its location provides easy access to metropolitan Milwaukee and Chicago, including General Mitchell International Airport just minutes to the north. Mount Pleasant also offers a wide variety of business opportunities. Numerous local, national, and international companies call Mount Pleasant home, including Putzmeister, Case New Holland, Seda International Packaging, Badger Meter, and many others. Companies are also consistently expressing interest in the community and the area as a whole. This interest in development, despite the economic conditions both nationally and worldwide, has allowed the Village to see consistent growth providing additional jobs and amenities for residents.
Learn more at http://www.mtpleasantwi.gov/.