Germantown Plan Commission OKs business expansions
One plan had been re-submitted

By LINDA MCALPINE - Daily News

May 13, 2015

GERMANTOWN — Three more companies are planning additions to their facilities, continuing the recent upsurge in building in the village.

On Monday night, the Plan Commission approved all three plans.

Plastic Components Inc., N118 W18845 Bunsen Drive, is planning a 23,364-square foot addition to its existing 13,782-square-foot building on 1.85 acres in Germantown Industrial Park.

“The addition wraps around the existing building and the plan shows 12 new parking stalls for a total of 22,” Jeff Retzlaff, village planning and zoning administrator, told the commissioners. “The number of parking stalls is less than we would usually require but given the small number of people who work there, the number of stalls will be OK.”

Plastic Components Inc., a producer of small- and medium-sized plastic injection molding parts, has its headquarters in the village on Morse Drive.

Madisen-Maher Architects, agent for Bradley Way Partners LLC, proposed a 13,544-squarefoot warehouse addition to its existing office and light industry building at N106 W13131 Bradley Way in Germantown Business Park.

Village Planning and Zoning Administrator Jeff Retzlaff told the commissions at Monday night’s meeting the addition being proposed by the Bradley Way Partners “is a re-submittal.”

“The plan was previously approved in August of 2013 but there had been no activity on it so it expired in August of 2014,” Retzlaff said.

Commissioner Mary Ellen Gray asked that the company consider adding additional landscaping in the form of evergreen trees around the addition.

Commissioner David Baum said he agreed with Gray, calling the plan for landscaping “very bland.”

A plan for a 12,453square-foot addition to its existing manufacturing facility at W188 N11820 Maple Road was submitted to the commission by MSI General, agent for Koenig Industries.

“The Koenig parcel has a Maple Road address but the existing building faces Bunsen Drive,” Retzlaff said. “The parcel is 3 acres in size with an existing 30,925-square-foot manufacturing facility and office. The proposed addition is two stories for production and an office and mezzanine.”

The project includes a proposed new driveway that would provide access onto Bunsen Drive, Retzlaff said.

Last month, the Plan Commission approved a plan by Aurora Healthcare, W180 N11070 River Lane, to carry out a conversion of its existing office space to a medical specialty and diagnostic clinic. Building additions were also approved for Sunlite Plastics Inc., on McCormick Drive, First Choice Ingredients on Mequon Road and Midwest Products Inc., also on McCormick Drive.

The commission also approved plans for a 12,650square-foot building on Stonewood Drive that will house a new child care program by Momentum Early Learning Center.