Hearing scheduled on Delafield development

Special to The Freeman

Sept. 27, 2017

DELAFIELD A public hearing on a 28-acre proposed commercial development near the interchange of Interstate 94 and Highway C has been scheduled by the Delafield Plan Commission during its Oct. 25 meeting.

The Prestwick Group of Sussex wants to develop a corporate campus that would include an approximately 50,000 square-foot light manufacturing/assembly plant, a similar-sized corporate headquarters, and a gather center that would include a large park and barn that could be used for corporate and possible community events, according to company officials.

The Prestwick Group began in 1977 creating golf course equipment, and has since expanded to the manufacture of more than $220 million in outdoor furnishing products for a wide range of uses and consumers that are shipped to more than 61 companies.

The company is outgrowing its Sussex location, according to a company spokesman.

Residents of nearby neighborhoods Indian Springs Drive and Behr Road voiced concerns about the project when it was initially presented to the commission in June.

The Plan Commission will have to consider a zoning change and conditional use permit for the project, according to City Planner Roger Dupler.