Zilber to Redevelop Former Race Track in Wisconsin to 240-Acre Mixed-Use Property

by Taylor Williams

KENOSHA, WIS. — Locally based developer Zilber Property Group has unveiled plans to redevelop the site of the former Dairyland Greyhound Park into a 240-acre mixed-use property.

The property was a dog-racing track and facility in Kenosha, located south of Milwaukee near the Illinois border. The track closed roughly a decade ago. California-based Majestic Property Co. acquired the site in late 2017 with plans to build a 2 million-square-foot industrial park that never materialized. The site was also the proposed location of a Hard Rock casino project that was rejected by the state in 2015, according to Kenosha News, a local newspaper. 

Zilber is partnering with the Forest County Potawatomi Community, a federally recognized Native American tribe and owner of the land, on the project.

“Given our history and tribal ties to the area, the Dairyland property purchase made a lot of sense,” says Jeff Crawford, tribal attorney general for the Potawatomi. “It also meets our goals of economic diversification.”

The new redevelopment will be branded Greeneway and will include office, retail, industrial and multifamily uses. Specifically, plans currently call for roughly 2 million square feet of industrial space across several buildings, a multifamily community with up to 360 units and as much as 107,000 square feet of office space across three buildings.

An additional 10,000 square feet will be earmarked for retail use. The development team will also pursue various LEED certifications, enhance natural area features and implement other energy-efficiency-based initiatives. Construction could begin as early as the middle of this year, pending receipt of municipal approvals.

“The City of Kenosha welcomes the Greeneway development plan, which demonstrates tremendous potential for revitalizing the former Dairyland Greyhound Park site with a mix of housing and business uses appropriate to the area,” says Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian. “The proposed plan is an innovative use for the property and promises to become an attractive gateway to Kenosha.”

Taylor Williams

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