RV center moving to town of Polk
Town Board rezones land

By DAVE RANK - Daily News

April 9, 2014

TOWN OF POLK — A recreational vehicle dealership wants to move its operation from Menomonee Falls to Pioneer Road this year.

On Tuesday, the Polk Town Board made it easier for Roskopf’s RV Center Ltd. to make the move, rezoning the former Highway View School site from institutional use to business district contingent on completion of the land sale.

Family-owned Roskopf’s has run a business off of Highway 41-45 since 1955. A spokesperson for the company said the intent is to move the entire RV Center to the 7-acre 3494 Pioneer Road site.

Highway View School was owned by the Germantown School District but the building had not been used for classrooms for at least 20 years. The land is owned by Helsan Development Co. LLC, Germantown.

For five years, until 2011, the state’s Department of Transportation leased the property for a temporary park and ride lot.
 
Roskopf’s intends to demolish the vacant school and build a new office, retail area and service center, Town Supervisor Harold Groth said.

The Town Board is scheduled to vote on Roskopf’s site plan next month, Chairman Albert Schulteis said. “They have 30 days to complete the sale,” he said.

“We’re very excited to have them here and to see a good use for the property,” Town Treasurer and Zoning Secretary Tracy Groth said. “It’s been sitting there for quite a while.”

This is the second out-of-county business to announce plans to move to Washington County in the past week; the first was Federal Tool and Engineering, announced at the West Bend Plan Commission meeting April 2.