Leader-Telegram staff

A Foxconn Technology Group subsidiary completed its purchase late last month on about half the ground floor of the Haymarket Landing building in downtown Eau Claire.

FE Haymarket LLC bought 15,454 square feet of commercial condominium space on the first floor of the building at 200 Eau Claire St. for $2.7 million, according to a deed filed Nov. 29 in the Eau Claire County register of deeds office.

The space purchased by Foxconn for what it is calling an innovation center accounts for 45 percent of the commercial space in the prominent downtown building. Foxconn will span the entire west side of the building that’s next to the city’s Haymarket Plaza. The company’s space also will wrap around the building’s north side, which is bordered by a recreational trail and a retaining wall next to the Eau Claire River.

First reported by Milwaukee Business News, the Eau Claire purchase happened as another Foxconn subsidiary bought 10 condominium units in a Green Bay building for $9.25 million.

Foxconn leaders visited Eau Claire in July with Gov. Scott Walker to announce plans for Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley, which is supposed to employ 150 people to develop and test new technology.

In addition to space in Haymarket Landing, Foxconn said this summer that it would buy the six-story former Wells Fargo building at 204 E. Grand Ave. That building has not yet been sold based on a search of documents Tuesday at the register of deeds office.

Taiwan-based Foxconn is in the process of building a $10 billion flat-panel display manufacturing facility in southeastern Wisconsin that it says will employ up to 13,000 people.