Infrastructure improvements approved for Pleasant Prairie corporate park
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Infrastructure improvements approved for Pleasant Prairie corporate park

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PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Infrastructure improvements needed for the village’s newest corporate park were accepted by the Village Board Monday, paving the way for the Haribo project to continue.

The improvements are for Prairie Highland Corporate Park, located at the northwest corner of Highway Q (104th Street) and 122nd Avenue (West Frontage Road).

“The village has completed significant infrastructure improvements in Prairie Highland Corporate Park,” said Village Administrator Nathan Thiel.

“The acceptance of the improvements is important; it allows the village to move forward with the second and final closing on the property we are selling to Haribo.”

The improvements include public sanitary sewer system, public storm sewer system, public water main improvements and public roadway improvements.

“We’re excited about this next step in the process of building our Pleasant Prairie home and appreciate the partnership with the Village,” said Arndt Ruesges, chief production officer for HARIBO.

“When we say this is our new home, we mean it. This is a multi-phase project, and we’re taking learnings from our corporate headquarters and U.S. practices to ensure we’re producing the best quality products for our customers and consumers for the long-term.”

The development of Haribo of America is planned to begin in the late spring/summer of 2020. The first phase of construction will include the production facility, a buffer warehouse and an administrative building.

Future phases include a high bay warehouse, a retail experience open to the public and a day care and fitness center for employees.

Haribo, a German candy company, and Advocate Aurora, which is building a health care facility, will be the first two tenants in the Prairie Highlands Corporate Park.

Nexus Pharmaceuticals has also committed to building a facility in the park.

Five remaining lots, totaling 137 acres, are available in the corporate park, which has a focus on manufacturing, office, and commercial uses.

Village officials said there has been “significant interest of potential developers for the remaining sites.”

Development details for Haribo of America, Aurora Health Care and Nexus Pharmaceuticals can be found at


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