GRAFTON — Another storage business is looking to locate
in the town of Grafton, but has faced a few hurdles at
Town Plan Commission, at its meeting earlier this month,
took up a land division, rezone and conditional use
permit for 1927 Highway W, where Laura Logan of RJ
Investments intends to construct a rental self-storage
business. The plans submitted for the business show
slightly more than 4 acres being split from the 50.5
acre agricultural parcel and rezoned to manufacturing to
hold the business.
Plan Commission and the Town Board approved the land
division and rezoning request to create the new parcel
Logan intends to use for the business.
conditional use permit for the business itself was
tabled at the Plan Commission meeting.
materials are complete, but the details supplied, in my
opinion, are not sufficient,” Town Clerk and Planner
Amanda Schaefer said.
Until the CUP is issued, Logan cannot proceed with
building. While Logan did provide more information for
the Plan Commission, which she said she prepared in the
hour before the meeting, the commissioners did not have
the opportunity to consider it before the discussion
itself. “Giving us this material on very short notice
doesn’t give me the chance to digest it,” Commissioner
Bob Wolff said.
Chairman Lester Bartel commented at the Town Board
meeting last week that Logan and her attorney have been
working with the town since the commission meeting to
complete the plans with greater detail.
conditional use permit application is expected to come
before the Plan Commission again next month, at which
time more information on the business would be
other recent business, the Town Board last week voted to
issue a condemnation order on a house at 1520 Green Bay
According to town records, the property is currently
owned by a man who lives in Brookfield. He purchased it
in 2008 and had plans to renovate, but those plans were
halted by the county due to shoreland zoning
Records show the house had already been vacant before
that purchase, owned by a bank since 2006. Town
Treasurer Bonnie Bartel said the current owner paid
taxes the first few years of ownership, but then
“It’s definitely in pretty bad condition; it needs to be
razed,” Bartel said.