West Bend dealership plans building renovations

By DAVE RANK - Daily News

Sept. 3, 2014

Cars lined along the front entrance of the Gordie Boucher dealership along highway 33
on Tuesday afternoon in West Bend.
Photo by John Ehlke

WEST BEND - A 22-foot entrance tower will be added to the Gordie Boucher’s Ford Lincoln dealership, 3021 W. Washington St. in West Bend, part of an estimated $400,000 facade and interior remodeling project.

The city’s Plan Commission approved the site plan for the architectural renovations Tuesday night.

The renovations will update the building’s facade to meet current Ford Motor Co. standards, Jim Reinke, business and development planner with the West Bend Department of Development, said.

The front entry tower will be constructed at the northwest corner of the existing building, Reinke said.

“There also will be extensive remodeling inside (the building),” Professional Consultants Inc. President Chad Kemnitz said. Kemnitz represented Boucher at the meeting.

The renovations are expected to start in October, Kemnitz said, with the project completed in February.