The city of Oak Creek is set to hire the Chamberlin Group to be its owner's representative on the new and construction projects.
The owner's rep will be at the ground level working with architects and construction crews as those two facilities are planned and developed at the former Delphi site, 7929 S. Howell Ave. (now called Drexel Town Square)
City officials say the firm will be key in providing regular updates to keep the council and community informed about what's happening.
The Chamberlin Group will also work with the city when it decides to move forward on replacing .
The Brookfield-based firm was picked from 21 groups that expressed interest. Officials pointed to the Chamberlin Group's experience in working with high-profile projects such as Discovery World, Milwaukee County Zoo and Milwaukee Public Market.
The city and Chamberlin Group are negotiating a contract that is scheduled to be approved by the Oak Creek Common Council later this month.
According to a council report, Chamberlin Group has proposed a fee of 1.35 percent of the total building costs. With the library and city hall projected to cost $19.5 million, Chamberlin Group would be paid $263,250.
Planning for the two buildings will continue throughout the year. Construction is expected to start in 2013.