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FBI Office Proposal Receives Warm Reception

Menomonee Falls has rolled out the welcome mat for the FBI to relocate its regional office within the village. It's now up to the federal government to make the final decision.

Menomonee Falls has done its part to welcome the Federal Bureau of Investigation to set up within its borders. Now, it’s up to the FBI to make the final decision.

On Tuesday, the Plan Commission approved Procacci Development Corporation’s permit request, which would allow the FBI to relocate its regional office in the vacant Froedtert Health Clinic location on Town Hall Road. Falls is one of three locations under consideration by the FBI. 

The current FBI regional office is currently located on Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee

If the Falls site is chosen, Procacci Development would lease the building to the federal government, and the building would also be modified. One of the major modifications includes a covered parking lot outside the facility.

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.

Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) March 07, 2013 at 02:30 AM
It's not completely empty. Some village trustees might call it home.
Steve ® March 07, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Obama's moving in
jerry mislang March 07, 2013 at 04:36 PM
The story you about to see is true, the names have been changed to protect the innocent. Welcome Sgt. Joe Friday and Officer Bill Gannon.
Di Atribe March 07, 2013 at 04:48 PM
I sure hope this works out. Menomonee Falls is a great place for an office. With all the great housing, shopping, eateries, excellent Little League program, and safe family life, it's perfect for the agent and employees to spend their entire week here. I wish my job was located here, but I have to drive downtown. After 20 years it's beyond annoying, and it would have helped a lot to be closer to home when the kids were young.

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