Bipartisan legislation to create a new “Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage Trail” through Wisconsin will be on the floor of the Assembly next week, where it is expected to pass.
Assembly Bill 512/Senate Bill 384, introduced by Rep. Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville), Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine), and Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green), will direct the Department of Transportation (DOT) to create a trail stretching from the Wisconsin/Illinois state line, through Madison, and to Frank Lloyd Wright’s home in Spring Green. The trail would promote different Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings along the trail, and would be promoted by the Department of Tourism.
The signage is expected to cost DOT a little more than $40,000, and the Department of Tourism is expecting to spend $500,000 per biennium to promote the trail. These marketing funds would come out of the marketing funds already available to the Dept. of Tourism under the 2015-2017 State Budget.