Cranes up at Titletown District site

Richard Ryman
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ASHWAUBENON – Construction forged ahead this week in the Green Bay Packers' Titletown District.

A crane dominates the Lodge Kohler construction site at the Titletown District development.
Crews bustle around the Lodge Kohler construction site at the Titletown District development.

Large cranes are on site where Lodge Kohler hotel is under construction, and the pouring of footings for Hinterland Brewery was expected to begin as well.

Bellin Health received approval Monday for its sports medicine and orthopedic clinic from the Ashwaubenon Site Plan Review Committee. A Bellin Health representative said construction on that project could begin by mid-August.

Hinterland owner Bill Tressler said a ground-breaking ceremony for the new brewery and restaurant would be scheduled soon.

Construction of the three anchor businesses is expected to be complete by the opening of the 2017 NFL football season.

The $45 million Lodge Kohler broke ground in early April. The 110,000-square-foot hotel will have 144 rooms on five floors, including 10 suites; a top-floor bar, restaurant and cigar terrace; a full-service garden spa and other amenities.

Hinterland Brewery plans a 20,000- to 25,000-square-foot brewery, tap room and restaurant with outdoor seating. It will move all its operations to the Titletown District. Copper Rock Coffee of Appleton is slated to buy Hinterland's downtown building on Dousman Street. The new brewery will allow Hinterland to increase annual production from about 5,500 barrels of beer to 20,000 barrels.

It will offer brewery tours and have two dining rooms, one with the tap room and a more intimate one on the second floor. It will offer craft beer and merchandise sales, as well.

Bellin's sports medicine clinic will include more than 20 exam rooms, two MRIs, X-ray and occupational therapy rooms and other offices.

The Titletown District is 35 acres immediately west of Lambeau Field. It will include a 10-acre public park and plaza. Initial investments is more than $120 million.

Phase 1 consists of 21 acres, including six acres of the planned park.

The district also will have 180,000 square feet of additional commercial space along Lombardi Avenue and Marlee Lane, and as many as 70 townhouses along Brookwood Drive.

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