Downtown Menasha to Showcase a New Gateway Development

Downtown Menasha to Showcase a New Gateway Development

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Downtown Menasha to Showcase a New Gateway Development
Menasha, WI—A team of developers, architects and contractors presented a development proposal for the former Brin Theatre building site at the December 16th City of Menasha Common Council meeting. The 3-building development proposed by RF Development was unanimously approved to move to the next steps. This $10 million potential investment in Menasha’s Downtown will consist of a 3-story mixed use building, a 4 story residential building, community gathering spaces, and connectivity to the water and trails on the corner of Main St. & Tayco serving as a key gateway into Downtown Menasha. “The City of Menasha has a fantastic downtown district, one that is unique in the country. We are looking to create projects with the goal of showcasing the community,” stated Grant Fisk, Co-Founder of RF Development. RF Development recently purchased 140 Main St. The former Menasha City Hall Building that has now been fully leased with a grand opening scheduled for early February 2020. Community Development Director of Menasha Sam Schroeder described the proposal as “an iconic and influential project that will lead a path of urban renewal and growth in our downtown.” The Common Council and Mayor Merkes shared his excitement at the December 16th council meeting as renderings for the future site were revealed. “This project was designed to be uniquely Menasha and create a destination to engage the community with integrated public spaces and a connection to the water and trails. We were able to balance historic elements and give them a fresh, modern feel with a vision for the future. Our goal is always to design with the community and its surroundings in mind so that when new buildings become part of a historic downtown, they have a sense of belonging,” states Amy James, Partner at Vision Architecture. The new development, referred to as The Brin, gives ode to the site’s former building that was built in 1928 and had a rich history in the community. CR Structures has been named as the contractor for this development with a tentative completion date of Spring 2021. “We are excited to participate in this team to revitalize Downtown Menasha. I am passionate about improving where I live and raise my family,” stated Kip Golden, Co-owner of CR Structures and Menasha Resident.
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