Whirlpool Corp. and Cornerstone Alliance are seeking St. Joseph’s approval of a tax incentive for a $35 million investment in Whirlpool’s Technology Center on Upton Drive.

The presentation was made Monday by Jeff Noel, Whirlpool’s vice president for communications and public affairs; Lee Utke, Whirlpool senior director for global corporate real estate; and Rob Cleveland, president of Cornerstone Alliance, the economic development agency.

The organizations are asking for the creation of a commercial rehabilitation district for three Whirlpool parcels. After the meeting, Cleveland explained that the designation, if approved, would freeze the taxable value of the property following the upgrades.

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