DELAFIELD ó Like many large and newer churches,
Westbrook Church is located on a large parcel of land
along Highway 83 in Delafield. On Wednesday, a plan will
be presented to the Plan Commission seeking to rezone
part of the churchís acreage to accommodate a
multi-family residential development.
preliminary feedback for the plans is sought during the
meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the City Hall
Council Chambers, 500 Genesee St.
According to the Plan Commission meeting packet, the
proposed project would include four buildings, each with
36 units, for a total of 144 high-end to luxury
Westbrook Church is working with Wangard Partners on the
proposal. Representatives from both parties did not
return calls before deadline Monday.
Delafield Mayor Michele DeYoe said she does not comment
on projects before they are officially presented. She
said there has been a staff meeting on the proposal so
she is familiar with it.
multi-family development would be constructed on 10.87
acres along Highway 83 near Naga-Waukee Park, according
to city documents. The plan includes extending sewer to
the site from the south and water being extended from
across Highway 83.
addition, adjacent trees and plantings located on church
land will be properly managed and cleared of any dead,
diseased or dying trees. Access to the development would
be via Link Court (Mariner Drive) and Wangard would
rehabilitate the Ice Age Trail on the southern edge of
the property. Wangard would also rebuild and maintain
the storm water facility for the entire Westbrook
property. According to city documents, based on the
cityís comprehensive plan, Delafield is maxed out in the
number of multi-family units it would allow. Wangard
Partners commissioned a study that determined there is
additional capacity in the market that would allow for
its proposed 144 units to be built on the southern half
of the Westbrook Church property.
DeYoe said the recently constructed Wells Street Station
in downtown Delafield was the project that forced the
city to reach the limit for multi-family units. She said
itís possible Wangard and Westbrook Church may come to
the Wednesday meeting with altered plans than what she
has already seen.
DeYoe said the developer is aware that the city is
already maxed out on apartments. The future for the
proposal is uncertain based on that criteria, she said.