Hendricks Commercial Properties is proposing to build a five- story,
107,000 square-foot, multiuse building on the northwest corner of
Genesee and Main streets in downtown Delafield that may include 42
Commission, at its Wednesday meeting, is scheduled to have a
“conceptual” discussion about the project with the developers,
according to Delafield’s contractual city engineer, Mike Court of
Short, Elliott and Hendrickson.
Court said the
meeting will give the developers an opportunity to hear
commissioners’ preliminary responses to the tentative proposal.
Commercial Properties of Beloit owns 14 buildings in downtown
Delafield. Most them were built by developer Bob Lang.
Rob Gerbitz said the plans are intended to attract an eclectic group
of local and regional retail and food outlets while providing
additional downtown condominium living.
The four main
floors will be about 24,000 square feet. A partial fifth floor will
be about 11,300 feet, according to the plans.
are for the first floor to be commercial use and 42 two and three
bed room residential units on remaining four floors.
Gerbitz said there is a possibility that some commercial space may
be added to the second floor and the number of residential units on
the floor would be reduced.
There will be
103 parking spaces with 84 in a lower-level indoor garage and 19
exterior lots on the site.
Issues posed by
The plans pose
several zoning, planning and building code issues, according to
One issue is
the building’s height. Court acknowledged that the city code
restricts downtown buildings to three floors.
Court said a
fourth floor might be added if the developers were willing to
increase the setback, the distance between the public sidewalk and
“But I think a
fifth floor is going to be a stretch,” Court added.
Gerbitz, who is
familiar with the city’s codes, suggested the building’s design may
make it possible to establish the fifth floor.
going to be a lot more questions raised than just the height and
design of the building,” added Tim Aicher, plan commissioner and
Common Council president.
He said there
is a possibility the city’s long-range master plan may have to be
changed, which would require public hearings and the council’s vote,
before the project could be approved by the city.
significance of the building site could pose other issues, according
corner of Main and Genesee Streets was the original site of Hawks
Inn, a 19-century stagecoach stop and inn that was moved from that
location in the 1960s to make way for a gas station.
The Inn was
restored and relocated to Wells Street.
The property is
now owned by local gas station owner Gary Nuernberger.
the architecture and design of the building will respect the
historical significance of downtown Delafield.
will also hear tentative development plans for another landmark
location in the city, the northeast corner of the Hwy 83/Interstate
The land west
of the Holiday Inn Express has remained undeveloped for years.
Embree Asset Group of Georgetown Texas is proposing a “Neighborhood
hospital, according to documents submitted to the city, is intended
to provide inpatient nursing and an emergency department.
department will treat minor emergencies that do not require the
attention of a specialist.
nursing department will have facilities to keep 8 patients
treatment by the department will include hospice care, vital sign
monitoring, basic respiratory care and treatment of infections,
pain, mild poisoning and toxicity cases.
neighbor hospital is a single-story 18,000 square-foot building
staffed with physicians, nurses and other medical staff and equipped
with an in-house laboratory, CT, X-rays, ultrasound and pharmacy.