Charter Manufacturing received approval from Mequon’s Planning
Commission Dec. 4 for plans to expand its office building.
Manufacturing, which has a worldwide business reach, purchased the
former DentaQuest building at 12121 N. Corporate Parkway in the
summer of 2016 for its new headquarters. After making significant
renovations, it moved most of its operations there from its previous
office located just to the south. The original office at 1212 W.
Glen Oaks Lane, which still housed some operations, was destroyed by
fire Oct. 30.
week received Planning Commission approval of its building and site
plan for a 2,682-square-foot addition to its existing building. It
is intended to house additional office space. The total square
footage of the building with the new addition will be 39,598 square
feet, according to a memo from Pa Phouala Vang, a Mequon planner.
will be on the northeast corner of the building. The existing
northeast parking lot – and its 25 parking spaces – will be removed
to accommodate the addition. A new parking area with eight stalls
will be installed. That will mean the total parking count for the
property is 212 stalls.
will be brick painted gray to match the rest of the building. There
will be a new entryway with a door and windows that match the
The proposal to
the Planning Commission, which approved the plans unanimously with
little discussion, included details for lighting and landscaping.
The lighting plan adds seven lights to the parking lot. Existing
landscaping and trees in the project area will be removed. Spruce,
autumn blaze, various shrubs and flowering plants will be added
around the addition and the new parking area.
officials said through a spokesman in late November that Charter “is
still evaluating options for the future of the property” that was
destroyed by fire.
Manufacturing has more than 2,000 employees that work across four
businesses: Charter Steel, Charter Wire, Charter Automotive and
Dura-Bar. Those businesses have presences in Wisconsin, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, North Carolina, the United Kingdom and China.