NEWS & EVENTS

Survey Results for New City Park

05-08-2013 by Vision 2020

From September to December, 2012, Chippewa Falls Vision 2020 reached out to the community with a survey to gather information on what citizens would like to see in their new City Park.  Three hundred and twenty-six people filled out and return the survey.  Based on the survey, we recommend the following purpose statement for the new park:  "Enhance the natural beauty, recreational opportunity and appropriate accessibility of the Chippewa River and shoreline for the use and enjoyment of residents of and visitors to the Chippewa Falls community."  We also recommend the following park names: 

River Front

Chippewa River Front

Big Mill

Chippewa River Shores

For detailed information on the report and survey, click here.

Premium Waters Ribbon Cutting

03-15-2013 by Vision 2020

Governor Scott Walker helped Premium Waters celebrate their facility expansion will increase production capacity from approximately 13 million to 30 million cases of water in the year 2014.  This increase in production is possible because the plant expansion will include some of the latest technology, including a Krones Blow Fill mono block, a Douglas packer, a Krones labeler, a Hartness robotic palletizer and a Frazier racking system.

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The total cost of this project is $17,000,000. Grants from both the State of Wisconsin ($300,000) and the City of Chippewa Falls ($200,000) were received. The expansion will bring 35 new jobs to our community.   All the employees were hired from Wisconsin and 30 hired locally from the greater Chippewa Valley area.  Premium Waters currently employs 127 people in Chippewa Falls.

Premium Waters is a consortium of bottling plants with a long history in the bottled water business. Premium Waters was incorporated by the Chesterman Company in 1994. That same year, Premium Waters purchased Kandiyohi Bottled Water Company, signaling entry into the bottled water industry.

In 1997, Chippewa Springs was purchased. Chippewa Springs has been in the spring water business for more than a century. Chippewa Spring Water comes from a natural spring in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. A natural spring is an underground water source that flows naturally to the earth's surface without the need for drilling.

Welcome to Christensen Glass

01-31-2013 by Vision 2020

Chippewa Falls welcomes Christensen Glass to our business community.  Chad Christensen is the owner and glass blower.  Check this new store out at 320 Main Street in Chippewa Falls.  They are open 10 am - 6 pm, Monday - Friday.

Share your ideas about the New City Park

10-18-2012 by Vision 2020

Chippewa Falls Vision 2020 would like to ask you to participate in a community survey of ideas for the new park area that will welcome visitors coming to Chippewa Falls across the Highway 124 bridge near the dam.  In the coming year,the City of Chippewa Falls will be working on a design for the park. 

Vision 2020 is working with the City of Chippewa Falls and others to solicit thoughts and ideas about what this park will look like and what it may provide.  Please take a moment and feel out the survey. Click here

 

Riverfront Development Project

08-17-2012 by Vision 2020

The Riverfront Development Plan is a five-step urban redevelopment plan that includes a riverfront park, bike and pedestrian trails, new business and residential districts, and a festive atmosphere that would make Chippewa Falls a regional destination.  The plan calls for:

  • Redeveloping Bridge Street from the Chippewa River to River Street
  • Developing a riverfront park between Bridge Street and Main Street
  • Renovating the River Street neighborhood on the north side of the street from Main Street to Bridge Street
  • Upgrading Allen Park
  • Creating a Main Street Square along Bridge Street, from River Street to Spring Street.

For more information, check out the plan at:

http://www.chippewafalls-wi.gov/Departments/Planning%20and%20Economic%20Development/planning/DowntownRiverfrontPlan.pdf