Sagewind Development and Greenfire Management Services Break Ground on Potawatomi’s Greeneway Project in Kenosha

November 29, 2023

The Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC), Sagewind Development, Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC) and Greenfire Management Services celebrated a groundbreaking today on the Greeneway project in Kenosha County, a community-oriented, mixed-use development with integrated design features across 240 acres. Located on the site formerly occupied by the Dairyland Greyhound Park, the development will include multi-family residential, light industrial and commercial space and is planned to maintain and establish natural sites including woodlands, wetlands and prairies.

The FCPC purchased the Greeneway property in 2017 as part of its commitment to invest in and support growth throughout southeastern Wisconsin. The groundbreaking took place following a blessing of the property by Tribal elders and representatives and included local business and political leaders.

“Today marks a significant milestone in our history,” said Forest County Potawatomi Chairman James Crawford. “We are breaking ground on land the Potawatomi called home for hundreds of years, improving our current footprint in southeastern Wisconsin through substantial investment, while also honoring our past. This is the next step in fulfilling our ongoing and long-term commitment to Kenosha.”

Sagewind Development and Greenfire Management Services are both subsidiary companies of PBDC, which was established in 2002 and works to diversify the Tribe’s business interests beyond gaming.

Sagewind and Greenfire’s work on the Greeneway begins with developing new public infrastructure to deliver pad ready sites for development of commercial and multi-family residential uses.

“This is a very exciting project for Sagewind Development,” said Andy Wiegman, Sagewind’s general manager. “The Greeneway site has tremendous highway access and is ideally located adjacent to I-94 along the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. We see incredible potential here and look forward to collaborating with local leaders to continue to develop the sites within the project and bring its many amenities to Kenosha.”

Including the Greeneway property, FCPC have invested nearly $30 million to acquire and develop properties in their treaty homelands in Kenosha County. Earlier this year, the Tribe purchased 23 acres of land for future development on I-94 in Kenosha. In October, FCPC announced the acquisition of five parcels of vacant commercial real estate in the Lakeview Corporate Park in Pleasant Prairie for future development. The five parcels total 128 acres.

© 2024 Greenfire Management Services, LLC