Word that the Federal Bureau of Investigation may consider relocating its Milwaukee regional office to Menomonee Falls has caused some buzz around the village.
In January, Menomonee Falls Patch reported that a developer is looking to rezone the former Frodtert Health Clinic on Town Hall Road to accommodate the FBI’s regional headquarters.
The Menomonee Falls Plan Commission will review the proposal from Procacci Development Corporation, based in Boca Raton, FL, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Village Hall.
Procacci submitted an application to the village to ensure there's a correctly zoned location for a potential FBI regional office location. The current FBI regional office is currently located on Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee. Even if the rezoning is ultimately approved, the FBI will still have decide whether it will locate in Falls.
The interior of the building would be completely renovated to meet the specifications of an FBI facility if the Falls site were chosen. The plan also includes construction of a perimeter security fence around the site, two security gates and a covered secure parking area. Additionally, the plans include some open green space and a basketball court within the complex.
Froedtert Health vacated its 43-year-old former building in December when operations moved into a five-story, newly constructed facility across the street at W180N8000 Town Hall Rd.
The Milwaukee regional FBI office specializes in evidence recovery and processing, computer forensics, tactical support and crisis response, bomb recovery and analysis, translation, and hazardous materials. The Milwaukee branch employs a team of special agents in each of those areas.