Green Bay has a classic urban waterfront downtown with a mix of old and new buildings, an active riverfront, major employers, and large civic institutions. There are over 12,000 employees downtown and over 100 programmed events throughout the year. The City has an active port that partially operates along the downtown riverfront, as well as both public and private marinas that activate the river Legendary Lambeau Field is within a short 8-minute drive from downtown Green Bay. Downtown’s office occupancy rate is currently at 95%.
The city is currently soliciting interest in several downtown sites including an historic Hotel Northland and several sites along the Fox River. All of the sites are adjacent to offices, retail, entertainment, dining and housing; and are all zoned for “Downtown” (i.e. mixed) uses.
The City’s new Children’s Museum and Neville Public Museum are both located downtown along the river. The Children’s Museum is part of a new mixed-use project with Hagemeister Park restaurant. A new $60 million corporate headquarters and R&D center for Schreiber Foods, is on schedule for a summer of 2014 opening.
Additionally, Wisconsin’s largest bank, Associated opened its new corporate headquarters downtown in the summer of 2013. Very close nearby, the City is working toward a $19 million expansion of its downtown convention center – a facility which is currently responsible for attracting over 250,000 of the downtown’s one million annual visitors.