7/13/17 – Ground is being broken today on a new travel plaza in the city of Waupun. The ceremony was planned for yesterday but weather concerns forced it to be rescheduled for 10am this morning. Around four months ago the city acquired 43 acres of land along Highway 151 and created a TIF district on the property to help pay for infrastructure improvements. The travel plaza will take up ten of those acres near the Highway 26 Interchange. City Administrator Kathy Schlieve says this will be the first step in the development process. Schlieve says they have built a relationship with Eden Meats and Catering who will be moving their business onto the land. The space will be called Heritage Plaza and Wild Goose Café and is located at 1705 and 1707 Shaler Drive. Schlieve says there will be a restaurant and catering operation one on side with the other side being a convenient store serving truck friendly amenities. She says this new plaza will meet a need in a broader regional sense with the lack of rest areas along this stretch of road. Schlieve says they will be working in phases to redevelop along all of Highway 151 beginning with Shaler Drive. She says they plan to have the infrastructure and roads in by November barring any weather complications.