City Council sends East Town Mall development plan back to committee


GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Less than a week after Green Bay’s Redevelopment Authority said “yes” to financially helping a multi-million dollar redevelopment project for the East Town Mall, Green Bay City Council sends it back to the committee for further review.

The Redevelopment Authority approved a financial assistance deal, providing $2 million for the project up front and one million when the project is complete. But the City Council declined to approve that deal, saying it needed further details.

For the past decade city officials say the mall has been under-used and tenants have had a tough time staying in the mall.

The city is considering partnering with Lexington Realty International, a New Jersey company, to redevelop the mall’s layout. They want to make storefronts more visible and bring in new tenants, like a sporting goods store, grocery store, office supply store and a space for a Brown County Library branch.

“I would hope that my colleagues who have concerns about it would talk with our Redevelopment Authority when it gets on their agenda,” Alderman David Nennig told us Tuesday night.