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3433 Oakwood Hills Pkwy Eau Claire, WI 54701-7698 Address Service Requested PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID Merrill WI PERMIT NO 24 PICKING UP STEAM T he Cheyenne Steam Plant is a critical pioneer project within the early stages of efforts to redevelop the West Edge District in Wyoming's capital. Ayres Associates has been at the forefront of this effort since landing a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfield Assessment Grant for the City in 2011. We followed that up with grant application assistance that brought in an additional $13 million in funding for the redevelopment project. Now, working with building owner West Edge Development Co LLC, we are beginning the Steam Plant’s transformation from a vacant industrial facility to a thriving mixed- use development. Proposed uses include an urban market with diverse vendors offering specialty foods, co-working spaces for creative industries, and traditional offices and lofts on upper floors. Ayres is assisting with environmental assessments, architectural analysis, zoning entitlements, and site development services. This iconic building is expected to anchor the renaissance of Cheyenne’s West Edge, potentially kicking off a new wave of private investment in the City. Photo courtesy DHM Design