KSTP-TV, April 12, 2019
More details on the timing of how a proposal to build an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center will be handled in New Richmond, Wisconsin have been released.
According to the city, the facility would be built just west of St. Croix Correctional Center on the outskirts of town. The parcel of land identified for the proposed center is currently a cornfield owned by a New Richmond family.
However, before construction can begin, the city of New Richmond needs to approve.
The public process timeline released Friday states a staff report will be released next Thursday and a public forum is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 23 at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-New Richmond.
ICA says the facility will employ approximately 200 people and be situated over 20 acres.
In a frequently asked questions attachment to a release sent out Friday, the city said it fielded informal inquiries from ICA regarding the project last year, but that city staff had been informed the center was going to be developed in another Wisconsin community.