New Port Road retail development approved in Mequon
Center will house six tenants

By Gary Achterberg - News Graphic Staff

Dec. 9, 2014

MEQUON — Plans for a six-tenant retail development along North Port Washington Road advanced last week after a bit of architectural tweaking by Mequon’s planning commission.

The 13,871-square-foot structure in the 11400 block of North Port Washington Road may include a sit-down restaurant among its tenants, said architect Jim French.

After a discussion that included recommendations regarding the type of building materials used in some areas on the sides of the project and landscaping, the planning commission gave unanimous approval to the building and site plan.

The development will be next door to Kohler Community Credit Union, which currently is under construction. French said he took the design of that building into consideration with an eye toward making the projects compatible.

The building will have 79 parking stalls, 10 more than required. There will be parking in front of the east-facing building and along the north and south sides. Jac Zader, Mequon’s assistant director of community development, said the additional spots were included because a possible tenant may be a sit-down restaurant.

Zader added that Mequon’s code has a specific definition of a sit-down restaurant. Patrons must order after they have been seated at tables. He specifically said that fast-food operations, such as a Subway, would not be permitted.

French was asked by a commission member later in the discussion if prospective tenants have been identified.

“Concord is actively pursuing tenants,” he said. “We have no one that we can disclose at this point.”

The applicant for the project is Concord Development, which has developed numerous projects along North Port Washington Road. Mark Leonard will be the owner.

The site of the development now is occupied by two single-family homes.

In another matter, the planning commission approved a request for a lit sign facing Interstate 43 for Techteriors, 12308 N. Corporate Parkway.

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