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Strauss Brands slaughterhouse out for Century City redevelopment

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 13:46:13-04

A slaughterhouse is officially out for the redevelopment of Century City.

The Redevelopment Authority changed the redevelopment plan for the Century City building earlier this month to allow a slaughterhouse proposed by Strauss Brands.

Ald. Robert Bauman called this decision "terribly misguided."

Strauss Brands has been faced with much backlash after the announcement, and because of that they backed out of the deal Monday.

"It was our hope that Strauss Brands' move to Milwaukee’s Century City neighborhood would have created jobs, provided an economic boost, and inspired other businesses to follow suit. We honor and respect the opinions of the community and don’t want to make our home in a place where our presence would not be seen as a benefit. We are no longer pursuing relocation to Century City."
President/Chief Executive Officer Randy Strauss

A redevelopment plan for Century City was approved in 2005 that prohibited businesses that are considered "manufacturing intensive." Among those included were:

  • Animal or poultry slaughter or auction facility
  • Leather tannery
  • Distillery of products for finishes
  • Explosive manufacturer
  • Sawmill
  • Paper or pulp mill
  • Steel mill
  • Petroleum refinery
  • Petrochemical plant
  • Ore smelting facility