Allouez Presses Forward with Prison Replacement Plan

Newsmaker Sunday

For two years Allouez village leaders have been pushing a plan to close The Green Bay Correctional Institution to re-use the property for new development.

St. Norbert College released the results of a study it conducted to determine the potential economic impact to Brown County, if the 120-year-old prison was closed and the property redeveloped with hotels, restaurants, shops and office space.

The study found replacing the prison, and developing the property could create over 1,400 jobs; add between $60 million and $100 million in total property value, along with up to $1.4 million in annual property tax revenue.

On this edition of Newsmaker Sunday, village leaders discuss the merits of closing the prison and the challenges facing the state legislature in finding a new location.

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