to provide a low-interest revolving loan to help Affiliated
Clinical Services build its $1.4 million office building on a
vacant lot downtown will be made by city officials at a special
Common Council meeting Oct. 28.
On Oct. 7, the cityís Plan Commission approved Affiliated
Clinical Servicesí site plan for a 7,496-squarefoot office
building at 111 E. Washington St., on the southwest corner of
Wisconsin Street, which is east of the Eisenbahn State Trail and
the Wisconsin Museum of Wisconsin Art.
The project for the 1.26acre site includes a 60-stall parking
lot. Access will be from Wisconsin Street.
The site is part of the cityís Tax Incremental Financing
District 5, which also includes Wisconsin Street developments
River Bend Townhomes, Dublinís Restaurant and the former
Westbury Bank building on the northeast corner of South Main and
According to information provided by City Hall on Friday, the
eight aldermen will meet as a committee- of-the-whole for a
closed session of the Finance Committee to deliberate on the
investment of public funds for the project and in open session
make a recommendation for a final vote.
After the Finance Committee meeting, the aldermen and mayor will
meet as the Common Council for that final vote.
West Bend offers two revolving loan funds.
It created the $1 million Business Development Revolving Loan
Fund as an economic development program in 2012, offering
lowinterest loans from $20,000 to $100,000.
The cityís Commercial Revolving Loan Fund was created in 1999,
providing small business loans up to $15,000 to encourage
downtown businesses to improve their properties and create new
jobs per project. The fund has more than $100,000 available.
In both programs, the loans are repaid with interest, with the
money used to fund future business development loans.
With the facility, Affiliated Clinical Services will retain 11
jobs in the city and add seven positions, West Bend City
Administrator T.J. Justice told the Plan Commission last month.
The museumís Board of Directors has asked the city that the
Affiliated Clinical Services development include sufficient
landscaping screening to shield the museumís developing
sculpture garden and the trail next door.
Affiliated Clinical Services leases space at 400 W. River Drive,
which will be given up when the larger facility is built.
Affiliated Clinical Services provides outpatient treatment in
the areas of mental health and chemical abuse. It also has a
clinic in Hartford.