Commercial development being considered 
for Waukesha's south side

Freeman Staff

August 1, 2015

WAUKESHA - Commercial Property Associates is exploring the idea of building a commercial building near the intersection of Saylesville Road and Highway 59, also known as the Les Paul Parkway, in Waukesha.

Jon Thoresen, president of Commercial Property Associates, said plans are very preliminary at this point. First, the company needs to work with the Department of Natural Resources to delineate where the wetlands are on the 26-acre site. The wetlands on the property have grown during the years because the land has been sitting there unused, he said.

Thoresen said public financing totaling about $1.2 million will be sought for the project. The tax incremental financing money would be put toward creating a street that links the development to Highway 59, he said. The project, named Les Paul Parkway Town Center, may not come to fruition for three to four years, Thoresen said.

As of Friday, there are no preliminary site plans or intended users.