Foxconn Designates Downtown Milwaukee Building as North American HQ
Foxconn is establishing its North American Corporate Headquarters in downtown Milwaukee after closing on its purchase of a seven-story office building located at 611 E. Wisconsin Avenue. More than 500 employees will work at the building, which will also serve as a Foxconn Innovation Center. The center will work with startup companies and entrepreneurs to develop applications for AI 8K+5G display technology that Foxconn is creating.
"We are excited to establish our North America Corporate Headquarters in the heart of the central business district close to the lakefront and near a lot of the other developments helping make Milwaukee a city on the move," said Dr. Louis Woo, Special Assistant to Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou, at a June 15 conference. He was joined at the announcement by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, City Council President Ashanti Hamilton and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.
New Study Says Foxconn Stormwater Controls Will Protect Watershed From Flooding
The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) has released its floodplain evaluation of the Des Plaines River Watershed portion of the Foxconn development. The report found that the proposed stormwater controls for the area, based on existing stormwater ordinances, will effectively protect the watershed from downstream flooding.
Foxconn Announces Plan for Water Recycling That Will Dramatically Reduce Daily Lake Michigan Water Intake
Foxconn officials have announced plans to implement a state-of-the-art water recycling system at its $10 billion Science and Technology Park in Racine County that will dramatically reduce the water intake from Lake Michigan and all but eliminate industrial discharge.
Foxconn officials said they intend to use zero liquid discharge (ZLD) technology, which the company believes will reduce water intake at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park by more than 3.5 million gallons per day to 2.5 million gallons per day.
At least 95 pieces of excavation equipment have arrived at the future site of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant as site preparation work continues.
About 500,000 cubic yards of earth has been moved to date and within In the next four (4) weeks aggregate for the master plan building preparation will commence with up to 1,000 loads of aggregate per day. Current work includes erosion control, mass excavation, storm water management and testing work. Work is continuing on preparing design plans and the construction execution plan for Area 1, Phase 1.