WAUKESHA - A
six-building, 180,000-square-foot retail expansion at The Shoppes at
Fox River is moving forward, as the Plan Commission on Wednesday
night unanimously approved final site plans for the next phase of
the development at 1180 W. Sunset Drive.
Shawn Reilly wants the Common Council to discuss the reconstruction
of the shopping center’s portion of Sunset Drive, citing some
traffic issues and saying that the markings are confusing.
Reilly said if
city staff can work out the traffic issues with the applicant
without the need for a road reconstruction, however, the issue
wouldn’t have to go before the council.
city’s sign appeals board will have to weigh in on three 27-foot
signs that will identify tenants as well before the development can
include a 65,000-square-foot building attached to the current Hobby
Lobby building, one five-tenant 90,000-square-foot building to the
south, and then four smaller buildings that would total about 31,000
square feet to the southwest.
been keeping names of potential tenants close to the vest, but have
revealed that retailers of soft goods, sporting goods and
fast-casual dining restaurants are all interested in locating at The
summer, the commission unanimously voted to change the land use plan
and rezone 9.86 acres off Chapman Drive to reflect commercial use,
rather than industrial, allowing the shopping center to expand into
a nearby industrial park.
staff from developer Ramco-Gershenson for being easy to work with,
and said it’s been a pleasure.
Wednesday meeting, the Plan Commission:
* Delayed a
decision on renewing a conditional use permit for Schoolcare
Learning Center at 101 W. Sunset Drive after neighbors expressed
concerns about noise when children are playing outside.
suggested limiting outdoor playtime, limiting the number of children
allowed outside at one time and putting down rubber chips on the
playground to absorb noise.
“We didn’t make
the decision to live next to a playground, park or public school. We
made the decision to live next to a parking lot,” said neighbor
Steve Greenacre, adding that he doesn’t feel he can use his house
because of all the noise.
Kevin Larson said he’s thankful that kids are still allowed to have
outdoor recess in this day and age, and thanked the owners for doing
business in Waukesha.
approved a preliminary site plan and architectural review for a new
Associated Bank planned for 2815 N. Grandview Blvd., at the former
Peking House location.