Wausau Opportunity Zone

Concerts on the Square Returns with More Music Than Ever

Jun 7 2023

Downtown Wausau is hosting more concerts than ever before this summer. Organizers added musical performances to the lineup to give concertgoers an extended season of free live music starting on Wednesday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Get Ready for some Uptown Funk in Downtown Wausau Brass Differential, a premier Green Bay party band, […]

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Traffic Update: Downtown Wausau Third Street Closure

May 31 2023

Third Street Closure for Umbrellas: Wednesday, May 31 Third Street is closed while city crews remove the lights and install the popular overhead umbrella display between Washington and Jefferson Streets. They’ll be done with the installation by 2 p.m. Umbrellas remain over Third Street Wausau until it’s time to take them down in the fall.

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Come On Down and Take Photos, Says President of WOZ

May 25 2023

Downtown Wausau is on the cusp of a new era. “Next year at this time, the backdrop of the city will look dramatically different than it does today,” said Dave Eckmann, president of Wausau Opportunity Zone, Inc. “Downtown Wausau will have new buildings and streets, and new opportunities.” In June, Children’s Imaginarium and Foundry on […]

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Children’s Imaginarium Making Headway to Open in the Fall

May 18 2023

A world of imagination and exploration is one step closer to reality as Children’s Imaginarium recently gained an official address at 195 N. Second St. The STEM-focused museum has been years in the making and is on its way to opening in fall 2023. “The public is going to see the museum come to life […]

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New Summertime Events Celebrate Community, Creativity and Craft Beer

May 11 2023

Memorial Day weekend is almost here as Downtown Wausau gears up for the start of summer ‘23. Exciting new events are hitting the scene, according to Blake Opal-Wahoske, Wausau River District executive director. NIGHT MARKET There’s nothing quite like the energy of a bustling marketplace, especially at night. Making its debut this summer is the […]

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Road Construction is Next in Downtown Development Zone

Apr 27 2023

Construction on Sewer, Water and Streets to Start in July As site preparation is underway for Foundry on 3rd (a five-story building with urban apartments, parking and retail spaces), Wausau is working on construction plans for sewer and water and temporary streets in the area. Eric Lindman, director of Public Works and Utilities for Wausau, […]

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Downtown Wausau Construction: Take It Slow, But Still Go!

Apr 14 2023

There will be lots of excitement in downtown Wausau this season with Concerts on the Square, Dining on the Street, 400 Block events and much more. So, don’t let the construction stop you from having fun. Wausau Opportunity Zone, Inc. (WOZ) will inform you of possible traffic detours and delays around the development zone. “Thanks to […]

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Wausau Common Council Passes General Developers Agreement to Move Forward with Foundry on 3rd

Sep 28 2022

The Wausau Common Council by a vote of 6-3 approved the general development plan for the downtown mall revitalization project Tuesday night, green-lighting the $44 million project that will dynamically and responsibly reestablish the downtown for the next 50 years. The Foundry on 3rd plan, submitted by T. Wall Enterprises this spring and approved by […]

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Downtown Mall Revitalization to Invest $44 Million in First Phase in Community

Jun 13 2022

The Wausau Opportunity Zone, Inc. released further details of a plan on June 1, 2022 to revitalize downtown Wausau by making the former mall property the center of a “place-making” effort to draw people to the Greater Wausau area and responsibly position the city and region for the future. Per the plan submitted to the […]

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Wausau Transformation Enters the Next Phase

Feb 21 2022

The shared vision for revitalizing downtown Wausau is moving closer to reality now that the Wausau Center Mall is razed and 7.5 acres await redevelopment. “This is a true gift to our community,” said Dave Eckmann, president of Wausau Opportunity Zone Inc. (WOZ). “Most downtowns would love to procure this amount of space for future […]

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