Chrysler Plant Masterplan (K.A.M.P.)

Kenosha, WI

Our proposal for how to convert the 107 acre abandoned and demolished Kenosha Chrysler Engine Plant site, which is currently undergoing remediation, into an advanced manufacturing incubator that utilizes the combined assets of the local universities, the city government, and private investment.

"K.A.M.P.", which stands for Kenosha Advanced Manufacturing Project is a brand new manufacturing/business education program and incubator. It leverages the vast resources, knowledge and talent, of the currently disconnected universities in Kenosha, into one centralized location that can be enjoyed by the community as well as help it grow. Come see why, very soon, everyone will be saying a phrase they haven't said since they were kids...“I can't wait to go to KAMP!“

KAMP is the combination of education, manufacturing, community, and health. These four elements also happen to be the core of what makes up Kenosha as well. Even though manufacturing, statistically, has dropped significantly in the city, this site's history is the primary reason as to why.

We hope to be able to bring that manufacturing business back to the site and the city, except this time in an even more advanced and well thought out way, which will ensure that what is created isn't temporary and will help Kenosha grow, expand, and prosper for decades to come.

Most of the private development that would occur on the site would be required to be used only for the use/rental of space to the businesses that are created within the incubator and school programs. Only allowing a small portion of the privately developed space to be used for outside businesses, such as restaurants, etc. Just enough outside business to ensure that the needs of those on the site and the surrounding residents are met, while making sure that it doesn't detract from downtown or the main purpose and function of the site.

It is our hope that KAMP will become a major selling point for the city, allowing it to attract top students and professors from around the country, as well as businesses and investors who want to be a part of the exciting new ideas coming out of the site.

 

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