Q. What’s going on at Hwy 33 and i-43?
Q: What’s that huge white building?
Q: Is this just another industrial park?
Q. Who owns Mel’s Village?
Q: Why do we need all this development?
Q: Who’s behind all this development?
A: Northern Gateway is a consortium of Three Leaf Partners and Ansay Development Corporation, working with Rinka architects, Catalyst construction, Ozaukee Economic Development, and other leading businesses with a proven track record for high quality developments and a commitment to community service. They are partnering with local non-profits such as Balance Inc., who will manage housing and activities for disabled individuals.
Q: Who do I contact about housing individuals with disabilities?
A: Contact Erin Petersen, Director of Adult Living, (262-689-7941) at Balance Inc. who will handle the admissions for the program and will do a complete assessment to ensure appropriate placement.
Q: When is it going to be completed?
A: Northern Gateway will be developed in phases with completion over several years. American Orthodontics at the north campus will open in early 2024. The Gateway Sports Academy in Mel’s Village will begin construction in 2024. Road building and land grading will continue as more structures obtain necessary financing and Village of Saukville approvals to move forward.
Q. How will this impact traffic in this area?
A: Roundabouts were built several years ago on Highway 33 in Saukville in anticipation of commercial development in this area. There will be two entrances to the northern area off Northwoods Drive. Commercial traffic from American Orthodontics will be light trucks, not semis. The southern section of Mel’s Village development will include plenty of parking space for employees, residents and visitors.
Q: Who’s paying for all of this?
A: The Village of Saukville negotiated a “pay as you go” Tax Increment Financing District (TIF) meaning the private developers assume all the financial risk. Businesses that locate within the development and individuals and entities that invest in the project will provide revenue. When the Northern Gateway development is fully built-out, Northern Gateway will generate an approximate 25% valuation lift to the village of Saukville and upon retirement of the District significantly enhanced revenues to all the taxing jurisdictions (schools, tech college, county, etc.) in Ozaukee County.
Q. Where can I get more information?
A: Keep checking this site and Mel’s Charities social media posts for updates or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.