WEST BEND - With major
reconstruction of Highway P coming this spring, the Leitheiser
Car Co. Inc. wants to temporarily move its used car sales
operation from its town of West Bend site at 5089 Highway P to
West Washington Street in the city of West Bend.
Plan: Zoning change for road work
Tim Leitheiser has requested a temporary
zoning change for the former Ponderosa restaurant building,
2020 W. Washington St., to allow car sales there.
The Plan Commission recommended that the
city’s Zoning Board of Appeals allow the temporary zoning change
for a maximum of 12 months.
The county plans to reconstruct two miles of
Highway P between Rusco Road south to Pleasant Valley Road, with
the work being done between April and November.
Leitheiser said county officials assured him
the road work will be completed by mid-November.
The Highway P project will cost $2.85
million reconstructing and widening the county road and
construct a roundabout at the Highway NN East intersection. The
22-foot-wide highway with 3-foot gravel shoulders will be
widened to a 24-foot rural highway with 5-foot paved shoulders
and 3-foot gravel shoulders, county Highway Department officials
Leitheiser is renting the former restaurant
from Kilian Management Service, West Bend.