Delphi Redevelopment: A Timeline
Some preliminary work is ongoing; major decisions loom.
Discussion over the future of the former Delphi property, 7929 S. Howell Ave., has been heating up in recent days after a proposal for a "town center" was formally unveiled.
Here's a timeline of where things go from here, as laid out by City Administrator Gerald Peterson at the Nov. 1 Oak Creek Common Council meeting.
This list, of course, is subject to change.
Right now: City officials are putting together grant requests to allow for concrete and asphalt to be taken out of the Delphi site to prepare for development. If successful, removal could begin by year's end.
Ongoing: Devising grading, stormwater, infrastructure and utility plans.
Early December: The Oak Creek Common Council will pick a site for a new City Hall and public library. The two options currently on the table are staying put at Puetz and Howell or relocating to Delphi.
Alderman Dan Bukiewicz, however, said December may be too early and that the council might need more information before making a final decision.
Next year: After a decision is made on the City Hall and library, going through design and architectural ideas will take about 12 to 15 months.
May 2012: Oak Creek officials hope to have key tenants locked in before heading to the International Council of Shopping Centers convention in Las Vegas. With businesses identified and signed on, they will try to lock up other tenants at the convention.
"A number of commericial and other interests have expressed significant interest in the site," Peterson said.
Spring 2013: Request bids for City Hall and library construction.
2014: Take occupancy of new City Hall and library.
Long term: Business development at the Delphi site will be phased in over a 10-year period. "The market can't absorb that much space in a two- or three-year period so there would be phasing over time," Peterson said.
Need to get caught up on what's happening with the Delphi redevelopment project? Check out Oak Creek Patch's new Delphi Redevelopment Page, which features an archive of stories about the project.