The East Troy Village Board is scheduled Jan. 7 to discuss and provide direction on three conceptual plans reimagining the former Trent Tube site located on Highway 120 near the entrance to the Village of East Troy.
The plans, a coordinated effort between the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities Program (funded by the Environmental Protection Agency) and students attending South Dakota State, transform the 32-acre brownfield property. Each plan presents unique design elements ranging from an ice rink to a climbing wall to a maze.
In a memo dated Jan. 2, Village Administrator Eileen Suhm recommended the Village Board discuss and identify design elements from the plans to incorporate into one design.
According to Suhm, TAB plans to take the input provided by the board at Monday’s meeting to help create a final plan for the brownfield development. The TAB program provides free assistance to communities by teaching how “to assess, safely clean up and sustainably reuse [brownfields],” according to its program brochure.
The former industrial site was home a steel tubing manufacturing plant from 1941 until the mid-1990s, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Below are the conceptual overviews of each submitted plan. The complete plans are available here.