Brillion has received a $250 thousand state grant to support construction of a downtown apartment building. The Community Development Grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will help fund Calumet County Community’s plan to raze the Vacant T&C Grocery Store on Main Street and replace it with a 40-unit apartment building.

Calumet County Economic Development Director Mary Kohrell was one of many to speak during yesterday’s presentation.

Mayor Gary Deiter says this project is part of the city’s Main Street Square Initiative to help revitalize downtown.

This initiative also calls for construction of a new City Hall with greenspace and enhancements to the existing Brillion Community Center. WEDC Secretary and CEO Mark Hogan.

State Representative Ron Tusler says he’s proud to represent Brillion in his constituency.

The Brillion Redevelopment Authority recently purchased the grocery store and is building the apartment complex in partnership with Northpointe Development. The $8 million project also includes sewer—water and street improvements. Upon completion this project is expected to add more than $7 million to the city’s tax base and Generate approxiametly $154 thousand in annual property taxes. Construction of the apartment building is underway with completion expected by June 2019.