High-tech manufacturing facility proposed for New Berlin

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

April 27, 2015

NEW BERLIN An approximate 74,000-square-foot facility for a company that produces high-tech components has been proposed for the 16100 block of Beloit Road.

 According to documents filed by Joe Luterbach Construction of Waukesha with the city of New Berlin planning department, the facility would be for an yet-unnamed company that has had its headquarters in the city for about 30 years. The company makes products that are engineered, formed, machined and fabricated to extremely precise tolerances in the aviation and related industries. A future expansion of the Beloit Road facility to its north could measure 100,000 square feet, according to the documents.

The New Berlin city staff report prepared for the May 4 Plan Commission meeting, states that it would recommend approval for the use, site and architecture approval, along with the waiver request to have fewer parking spaces than recommended for the size of the building because there will only be 20 employees working at the company during the first phase. Normally, 152 spaces would be required.

The staff also write that a letter from Waukesha County approving the plan of proposed improvements within the county right-of-way and the Beloit Road access point will be on file with New Berlin prior to any permits being issued by the city. New Berlin will needs to coordinate with Waukesha County for the new alignment of Beloit Road and any recommendations per the traffic impact analysis, which includes a dedicated northbound left-turn and right-turn lane on Towne Drive at Beloit Road and any other improvements required by Waukesha County.

The Plan Commission meeting will be held 6 p.m. May 4 at City Hall, 3805 S. Casper Drive.