Meijer could see development around it
Sub shop, dental chain proposed

By Melanie Boyung - News Graphic Staff

Dec. 1, 2015

GRAFTON — The Grafton Plan Commission gave an informal go-ahead for planning to proceed on a planned multi-tenant building next to Meijer.

The proposal calls for four units on a Meijer outlot on Port Washington Road. Plan Commission review of the concept plan was requested by developer Berengaria Grafton LLC, which already has tenants for two of the four units. A report assembled by Jessica Wolff, village director of planning and development, said the tenants would be Heartland Dental – a national dental services chain – and Firehouse Subs, which serves hot subs. Wolff’s report also said that the company working on the development would have tenants lined up for the remaining two units before final site and planned unit development approvals.

The development is planned for a 1.5-acre lot north of Meijer’s main driveway, 1600 N. Port Washington Road. Wolff’s report shows there will be a 9,750-square-foot building and a 65-space parking lot for the four-tenant center. The four tenant spaces will range from 1,600 to 3,480 square feet each.

Wolff said the Plan Commission did not take formal action on the concept plan, but gave the nod for Berengaria to proceed. The site plan will require approval from the Architectural Review Board and then the approval with a PUD recommendation from the Plan Commission before it can go to the Village Board, which is scheduled for February of the new year.

Berengaria Grafton LLC is part of the Marcus Corporation.

The business plan of operation for Heartland Dental shows they would be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It would have 12 employees and receive daily deliveries. Firehouse Subs would have six employees, according to the plan of operation, with hours from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. The restaurant would receive about two deliveries per week by semi-truck. Neither business is projected to cause negative impact on the surrounding area, according to the plan documents.

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