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Milkmen Announce Milky Way Drive-In at Ballpark Commons, Movies Begin May 22

PRESS RELEASE – The Milwaukee Milkmen announced today a partnership with Franklin Tourism and Studio Gear to bring back a vintage movie-going experience via the brand-new Milky Way Drive-In at Ballpark Commons located in Franklin, WI.

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Bullpen Coworking Opens at Ballpark Commons

PRESS RELEASE – A new way to work is coming to Franklin! Bullpen Coworking at Ballpark Commons, will host an open house with refreshments on Wednesday, January 29th from 4-7pm, to introduce Franklin to a work environment that provides community, collaboration, and access to all the right tools while at the same time offering the autonomy, flexibility, and convenience of a home office.

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Ballpark Commons Construction Timetable Tightens

Ballpark Commons project developer Mike Zimmerman said the winter weather is creating a tight construction schedule for opening day on the new Franklin (WI) baseball stadium, but they’ll be ready for the first pitch on May 24.  Read more and view slideshow here.

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Senior-Living Project Underway at Ballpark Commons

Eden Prairie (MN)-based New Perspective Senior Living announced that it has broken ground to start construction for a 149-unit senior living facility that will be part of the Ballpark Commons mixed-use development near The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin (WI).  Read more here.

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Roc Ventures Seeking Extra $5 Million for Ballpark Commons

Franklin’s (WI) Ballpark Commons mixed-use development is seeking another $5.2 million in city financing help — beyond $22.5 million already approved. Read more here.

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Ballpark Commons Ballpark to Feature Beer Garden, Possible Giant Climbable Milk Carton

The baseball stadium under construction in Franklin (WI) for the coming Milwaukee Milkmen (Independent Professional, American Association) will offer more than a seat to watch the team play. Beyond the game, it will have a beer garden, lawn games, a kids play area possibly with an oversized, climbable milk carton, and a burger and shake joint conceived by the former operators of AJ Bombers.  Read more and view photo here.  (Subscription required.)

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It’s the ‘Milwaukee Milkmen’

The new American Association (Independent Professional) team that will take up residence at the new Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) will be known as the Milwaukee Milkmen. Buy tickets merchandise here.

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Council Approves Changes to Ballpark Commons Plan

Despite objections from citizens, the Franklin (WI) common council approved a series of amendments, mostly on 4-1 votes, to the Ballpark Commons plan that will include allowing additional housing for senior citizens and athletes.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Commons Will Include Senior Memory Care Housing

Apartments for older people at Franklin’s future Ballpark Commons mixed-use project will include memory care housing, according to newly released plans. The development’s senior housing will feature a three-story building on 6 acres.  Read more here about Ballpark Commons project.

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Field Narrowed to Five…er…Three Names (?) for New Ballpark Commons Franchise

The ownership of the new American Association (Independent Professional) team that will take up residence at the developing Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) has narrowed the list of possible farmed-themed names for the franchise, including Barn Owls, Crop Dusters, Haymakers, Milk Men, and War Pigs.  Vote for your favorite here.  Is the Journal Sentinel confused?  The publication lists the “top three finalists” as the Crop Dusters, Cheesers, and Farmhands.  Read more here.

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10 Possible Names Announced for New Ballpark Commons Franchise

The ownership of the new American Association (Independent Professional) team that will take up residence at the developing Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) has announced 10 possible farmed-themed names for the franchise, including Crop Dusters, Cheesers, Farmhands, Haymakers, Broilers, Barn Owls, Cow Tippers, Bovines, Milk Men, and War Pigs.  Vote for your favorite here.

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Luxe Golf Bays Coming to Franklin’s Ballpark Commons

Next year, the new Ballpark Commons will bring a experiential golf concept to Franklin (WI) in the form of Luxe Golf Bays, a golf entertainment facility that promises fun for both scratch golfers and never-touched-a-driver hackers.  The facility will be a massive, three-level entertainment center with 57 heated, open-air bays overlooking approximately 215 yards of turf, as well as two locally branded restaurants and a four-season beer garden called the Hinterhof.  Read more and view renderings here.

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Name-the-Team Contest Underway for New Ballpark Commons Franchise

Mike Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer of ROC Ventures and its new development, Ballpark Commons, has officially launched the name-the-team contest for the new American Association (Independent Professional) franchise coming to Franklin (WI) in 2019.  Zimmerman is pretty much using the same fun, interactive contest website he has used in the past.  Enter contest here.

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Ballpark Commons Franchise Officially in the AA Fold, Name-the Team Contest Coming Soon

Fans of the new American Association (Independent Professional) franchise coming to the developing Ballpark Commons in Franklin  (WI) will have an opportunity to name the ball club when the name-the-team contest is launched soon.  Read more here.

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Work to Begin Next Week on Franklin’s Ballpark Commons

The final land purchase for Franklin’s (WI) Ballpark Commons mixed-use development has occurred, with site preparation work to begin next week.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Commons Development Getting Retail Tenant

Wheel & Sprocket plans to move its Hales Corners bicycle shop to the new Ballpark Commons mixed-use development in Franklin (WI).  Read more here.

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Ballpark Commons Lands Soccer Tenant

The Ballpark Commons project in Franklin (WI) has landed SC Waukesha soccer club as a tenant.  The organization will relocate to a 40,000-square-foot mixed-use indoor sports facility planned at the development after merging with Prospect Training Academy.  Read more here.

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Closing In on Ballpark Commons

The development agreement for Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) is not yet complete, but it’s in the works to likely be completed within a few weeks, according to City Attorney Jesse Wesolowski.  Read more here.

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Franklin Says Greendale’s Environmental Objections Over Ballpark Commons Have Been Addressed

Franklin (WI) has conditionally approved infrastructure plans for the massive Ballpark Commons bordering Greendale, saying Greendale’s environmental concerns have been answered.  Greendale may not think so.  Read more here.

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Nearby Village Opposes Franklin’s Ballpark Commons Development

The planned Ballpark Commons development in Franklin (WI) is being opposed by officials in the nearby Village of Greendale, who say it will harm the quality of life for nearby residents.  Read more here.

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Franklin Ballpark Developer Slogs Through Approval Process

Before the first pitch can be thrown, the Ballpark Commons developer has pitched a few applications to the city of Franklin (WI) that are going to need approval first.  And these aren’t the only ones.  Read more here.

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A Look at Mike Zimmerman and His Ballpark Commons

American Association Logo High-ResMilwaukee Business Journal reporter Sean Ryan provides a teaser to an exclusive, behind-the-deal story on businessman Mike Zimmerman and the proposed Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI).  Read more here.

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Franklin to Consider Ballpark Commons Spending Plan, Stadium Could Open in 2018

American Association Logo High-ResFranklin (WI) officials over the next month will consider a $26 million spending plan to support the Ballpark Commons development, which includes a minor league baseball stadium that could open in spring 2018.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Commons Receives Conditional Approval

American Association Logo High-ResMike Zimmerman‘s proposal to build a baseball stadium for an independent professional team, along with other commercial developments and more than 300 apartments, has received conditional approval from the Franklin (WI) Common Council.  Read more here.

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