Proposed ‘high-visibility’ Kwik Trip returning to Plan Commission

By Matt Masterson - Freeman Staff

June 8, 2015

WAUKESHA — A proposed Kwik Trip at one of the busiest traffic areas in the city is returning to the Waukesha Plan Commission, with two revisions made to the plan.

On Wednesday, the commission will review plans for the 7,100-square-foot store planned for the southwest corner of Golf Road and Northwest Grandview Boulevard.

The commission granted unanimous preliminary approval to the store’s site plan, architectural review and conditional use permit in March, under the condition that staff and developers work to address some aesthetic issues before the project comes back for final approval.

According to a consideration recommendation submitted by Community Development Director Jennifer Andrews, during the March meeting, commissioners asked Kwik Trip to enhance the landscape plan on the outlying portions of the site, and add architectural features to the pump canopies to tie in architecturally with the convenience store.

During the March meeting, planner Doug Koehler said he wants to see the gas pumps “dressed up” with brick features and possibly a standing-seam roof to match the convenience store since the station will be in an area with such high visibility off Interstate 94.

Mayor Shawn Reilly concurred at that time, saying he believes the area might be the highest traffic-count spot in the entire city.

The document also states that city staff recommend the final approval of the conditional use, site plan and architectural review with conditions related to the Waukesha Water Utility, Fire and Engineering departments.

A certified survey map of the project held from the March commission meeting will also be brought up for discussion Wednesday.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Waukesha City Hall, 201 Delafield Street.