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Oscar Mayer plant

Kraft Heinz has said it will try to find a similar-use buyer for the Oscar Mayer plant in Madison, a community presence for nearly 100 years. The plant is scheduled to close in early 2017.

What should the home of the Wienermobile become?

That's on the minds of City Council members and residents around the 50-acre Oscar Mayer production facility on Madison's North Side and will be the topic at a public meeting on Wednesday.

Ald. Larry Palm of District 12 and Rebecca Kemble of District 18 are hosting the listening session at the Warner Park Recreation Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

"This is a unique opportunity for neighborhood residents to offer their hopes and dreams for the Oscar Mayer site," Palm said. "We will use community feedback to work with prospective buyers, and work toward making what happens here a positive contribution to the North Side and all of Madison."

Kraft Heinz, owner of the huge production facility that dominates the Packers Avenue sky, has listed the facility but it's not known how much the company wants for the site.

The building has been a fixture on the North Side for almost 100 years.

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