Site plan approved for new Lambeau Field data center
By Kevin Boneske
ASHWAUBENON – A site plan for constructing a new office/data center at 800 Mike McCarthy Way to support Lambeau Field operations was approved Tuesday, June 25, by the village board.
Community Development Director Aaron Schuette said the new building on property owned by Lambeau Field Redevelopment LLC will be located where an existing metal panel building is being torn down.
“The existing building on Mike McCarthy Way will be (demolished) and replaced with a new building to house basically technology for the cell companies… to take on some of the bandwidth necessary during Lambeau Field events,” Schuette said. “The building itself will house those facilities.”
The site plan application notes the project will add 5,320 square feet of building space to the area with 5,720 square feet removed and 11,070 square feet added.
Schuette said the conditions of approval include having concealed fasteners for all metal wall panels and concealing all ground-mounted and roof-mounted mechanical equipment.
He said the new structure will have a mix of exterior building materials, including brick and an aluminum storefront glass system on the south along with a 3-foot wainscot of brick with concealed fastener metal panels and an aluminum storefront glass system on the sides.
Because of high pH levels in area soil, Schuette said the village forester is recommending not planting Armstrong Freeman maple trees and using other tree species.
He said the site plan required final approval from the village board because the property is in the Sports and Entertainment zoning district.