Brookfield Plan Commission to discuss mosque, Ruby Farms

By Katherine Michalets - Special to The Freeman

July 5, 2014

BROOKFIELD — The construction timetable for a mosque, annexation of land and the future of Ruby Farms are just a few of the items on Monday’s Plan Commission agenda.

The Islamic Foundation of Greater Milwaukee is requesting approval of a revised construction completion schedule and potential revised plan and method of operation in association with construction of a 12,950-square-foot mosque at 16670 Pheasant Drive.

The commission will also consider the request from BLR Inc. and Ursula Willkomm to annex approximately 27 acres of lands from the Town of Brookfield, located north of Gumina Road and west of the intersection of Capitol Drive and Gumina Road. According to the agenda, the commission would recommend establishing a temporary zoning of these lands as part of the “light industrial-commercial mixed-use district No. 1” zoning district.

Plans for the redevelopment of the former Ruby Farms may move forward after Monday’s meeting, if the commission approves holding a public hearing for a planned development general plan-mixed use district, conditional use for floodplain modification and amend floodplain boundaries associated with developing The Corridor, an approximately 50-acre mixed-use development that would contain approximately 785,000 square feet of retail, office, hospitality, medical, wellness or residential uses. The Ruby farm home would be preserved, according to the agenda.

Mark Regal is requesting a public hearing on a plan to build 114 housing units and rezone approximately 61 acres of lands surrounding the lake formed by a former quarry on Burleigh Road. A previous plan to turn the site into a place for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to dump clean fill from the Zoo Interchange was taken off the table in December.

Also on the agenda is possible approval of a development agreement with an approved new plan and method of operation permitting construction of an approximately 77,500square-foot automobile dealership at Safro Toyota, 20445 West Capitol Drive.

If the commission approves these items, they would then require Common Council approval to proceed.

The meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Road.