Appleton offers $4.4 million in public assistance to support revamp of City Center Plaza

Developers plan to revitalize and rebrand City Center Plaza in downtown Appleton as Fox Commons.

Developers plan to revitalize and rebrand City Center Plaza in downtown Appleton as Fox Commons.

APPLETON – The city, Dark Horse Development and The Boldt Co. announced plans last week to transform City Center Plaza into Fox Commons, a mixed-use development that will serve as a gateway between the downtown and the neighborhood north of College Avenue.

The 180,000-square-foot Fox Commons at 10 E. College Ave. will offer housing, health care and wellness services, retail space, commercial offices, and food and beverage outlets, according to a joint news release.

“A project as ambitious as this one, reimagining a downtown mall, requires vision, hard work, commitment to the community, and most important of all, partnership,” Mayor Jake Woodford said. “The city of Appleton is proud to be a partner in this exciting project.”

What the release didn’t say is how much the partnership will cost the public.

A development agreement

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