Welcome to River Ridge Subdivision In the late 80's and early 90's the Village of Brokaw was dwindling, caused by Wausau - Mosinee Paper Corp. exercising its first refusal rights whenever a home came up for sale. The company plans to reclaim the original land for future mill expansions. So, the company has been buying the homes back and, one by one, tearing them down. By the mid 1990's, Village officials reluctantly began thinking seriously about dis-incorporation. But there was a solution and the Village officials looked to the west, across the river for expansion. In 2002 the Village of Brokaw purchased and annexed 52 acres of farm land located across the Wisconsin River and west of Hi way 51 (formally the Lemke farm) for a residential subdivision. Adjacent to the North Side Business Park this land was subdivided into 86 residential lots with spectacular views of the valley and the bluffs surrounding old Brokaw. Single family home and apartment buildings have been going up in the new subdivision as old homes continue to be torn down in old Brokaw. Getting sewer and water to the Business Park and River Ridge Subdivision was a daunting task involving a complex river crossing and tough excavations in granite formations in portions of the annexed properties. The project required a booster pump station to get the municipal water up the hill and into a new elevated water tower. The bridge was vital to the success of the project, sewer and water lines were hung under the bridge to achieve the river crossing. Money was another problem. The TIF District (Business Park) was expanded and a Community Development Authority (CDA) was created to increase funding. The project did not become a reality, however,until a $1,000,000 federal grant was awarded to the village in 2002, through the efforts of U. S. Representative David R. Obey, representing Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District. Without the determination and inspired thinking of a dedicated group of village officials and the timely grant, Brokaw would have ceased to exist early in this new century. Now Brokaw is Rising by the River
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River Ridge Subdivision
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Prime Design Builders Address: 1721 Cty Hwy XX Mosinee, WI 54455 Phone: 715-359-6276 E-mail: info@primedesignbuilders.com Dean Hoida Builders Address: 5197 N. 28th Ave. Wausau, WI 54401 Phone: 715-432-3965 Main Street Homes Inc Address: 2004 County Road U Wausau, WI54401 Phone: (715) 675-2222 E-mail: ?
Apartment Rentals River Ridge Apartments Apartments for lease Web site: riverridgeapt.com E-mail: rridge@riverbendapt.com Phone: 715-848-9161