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 - The Plan Commission has agreed
to change the zoning and land use plans for a former
bowling alley and night club site, which would
eventually make room for a developer to build an
industrial building with multiple tenants.
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
175,000-square-foot multi-tenant “light industrial building.”
Wednesday night, the Plan Commission unanimously
voted to change the zoning and land use plans for the site.
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 9 months.
Chicago-based HSA has developed several similar
projects throughout the state and region, including the $80
million Mayfair Collection retail center in Wauwatosa.
Collection developer proposes industrial building for former AMF