worker paints the boards covering the doors to the former
AMF Waukesha Lanes on June 30, 2014 after the bowling center
abruptly closed the day before.
Freeman file photo
WAUKESHA — A vacant bowling alley and night club could
soon be home to an industrial building with multiple
tenants, if the City of Waukesha Plan Commission agrees
to change the zoning and land use plan for the site.
According to a business plan from HSA Commercial Real
Estate, crews plan to demolish the former AMF
Lanes/Rooters Night Club building at 901 Northview Road
to build a 175,000square-foot multi-tenant “light
The bowling alley closed last summer amid financial woes
after more than three decades of operation. AMF filed
for bankruptcy in 2012.
According to the business plan, HSA did an internal
market study that showed a demand for modern, flexible
light industrial manufacturing space with loading docks.
When the building is fully leased, about 175 jobs would
be created, according to the plan.
Construction would take about nine months.
The 8.43-acre site is currently “split zoned,” with the
former bowling center zoned for business and the
southern section of the site zoned for industrial use.
HSA wants the city to zone the entire site for
industrial use, and change the land use plan from
commercial to industrial, according to the business
Chicago-based HSA has developed several similar projects
throughout the state and region, including the $80
million Mayfair Collection retail center in Wauwatosa.