OCONOMOWOC — A
proposed multitenant retail building in the Pabst Farms development
cleared a major hurdle Oct. 14.
The city’s Plan
Commission approved a major design review for the 6,700-square-foot
retail building at 1360 Pabst Farms Circle, which will update the
existing Starbucks location and has room for additional retail
Starbucks is outdated and did not include a drive-thru, according to
a planning staff report. The new building will include the
drive-thru and outdoor patio seating.
has now received all approvals from the various committees and
commissions needed in order to apply for a building permit,” City
Planner and Zoning Administrator Jason Gallo said.
design details were approved by the Architectural Commission in
August. The new building will have a streamlined look with new
lighting and architectural details.
member Derek Zwart said the approval was swift because Gallo
presented a thorough and refined design review.
“The design fits
all of the city’s requirements,” Zwart said. He also said he was
happy to see development progressing in Pabst Farms.
The large parcel
of land designated Pabst Farms has been dogged by controversy and
one-third of the building will be the new Starbucks. The remaining
portion is fit for retail development, including other restaurants.
Zwart said the
project will need to be approved at the council level in the future.
Oconomowoc commission approves multi-tenant retail building plan at
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