Kwik Trip approved for Golf Road/Grandview intersection

By Sarah Pryor - Freeman Staff

March 27, 2015

WAUKESHA — The southwest corner of Golf Road and Grandview Boulevard could soon be home to a new Kwik Trip convenience store, as the Plan Commission gave the project preliminary approval Wednesday night.

However, there are some aesthetic issues to work out between developers and city staff before the commission will give its final blessing to the 7,100-square-foot store.

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, saying he believes the area might be the highest traffic- count spot in the entire city.

Koehler said the city has had great luck with other Kwik Trip stores in the past, and he expects this one will be up to the same high standard.

Commissioner Kevin Larson said he was impressed with Kwik Trip’s efforts to offer a “one-stop shop,” and he believes the new store will be a high-volume center that brings lots of travelers, including semi-truck drivers, off I-94.

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