PEWAUKEE - Siepmann
Realty Corp. is preparing to build a 10,000-square-foot,
two-story building at
125 W. Wisconsin Ave., in the downtown area of Pewaukee.
will be across the street from the Pewaukee beach and a
condominium building. It will include retail or restaurant space
on the first floor and office space on the second floor.
Realty President Jim Siepmann said Pewaukee residents will be
pleased with the building, as it will complement the
architecture of the current buildings lining the lake on
Wisconsin Avenue. In 2002, the firm built two buildings on
Wisconsin Avenue that are now occupied by the Chocolate Factory
and the Lakefront Grille.
The main goal
of Siepmann Realty was to create a building plan for diversity
in the types of buildings within the downtown area, which is
something Siepmann said the village is looking for.
of the building will have a Nantucket seaside look, Siepmann
said. There will be a stone base along the first floor exterior
and shingles will cover the second floor exterior.
people will be very pleased with it,” he said.
his firm has an office tenant commitment for the entire second
floor, which he declined to name. He said he hopes to break
ground on the project in September with plans for completion by
August 2015 - at the request of the unnamed tenant.
The firm has
not yet secured tenants for the first floor, which will have
the firm had to jump many hurdles during the planning process
regarding the vacant space in which it plans to build. The space
was previously occupied by a BP gas station, which was torn down
about eight years ago, and is also on a wetland. He said the
firm has worked with the state Department of Natural Resources
to remediate the site.
he has a good feeling the project will get the OK from the
Pewaukee Plan Commission.
gotten great feedback from the village president (Jeff Knutson)
and staff,” he said. “When we do these kinds of things it’s in
partnership with the village.”