Plan for new dog day care, kennel OK’d

By Cara Spoto - Freeman Staff

March 1, 2018

WAUKESHA — The Plan Commission has signed off on a plan for a new dog boarding and day care facility dubbed Dog City on the city’s far south side.

Commissioners voted 7-0 on Wednesday to approve the preliminary site plan for the 7,000-square-foot building expected to be constructed sometime this year on a 1.5-acres parcel on Venture Court inside the Waukesha Corporate Center business park at Highway 59 and Center Road.

The project also calls for a 1,200-square-foot outdoor exercise area in the rear of the building.

Members of the Greg Graf family, who are opening the business, said Wednesday that they hope to open sometime in October.

The commission also considered a number of other requests on Wednesday, including a revised driveway plan for Coast Car Wash, which is currently being constructed on the northwest corner of Arcadian Avenue and Les Paul Parkway; and a plan to use a series of outdoor shipping containers at Waukesha North High School, 2222 Michigan Ave. for storage.

As part of the plan, school facilities staff would be able to replace up to three dilapidated sheds that are currently on the property, including two highly visible sheds on Summit Avenue. The proposal would place two of the storage containers behind the away-team bleachers at the stadium, with the other being placed behind the home team bleachers.

Trees would screen the bleachers from the view of nearby residences, planning documents state.

Responding to concerns that the metal containers might become rusty due to Wisconsin’s weather, the high school’s facilities manager Josh Wensing said the units would undergo routine maintenance, just like all infrastructure at the school.

“We don’t want anything rusted out on our property,” Wensing said. “I think we have found a solution that is going to be longstanding.”