Antonio Martinez of West Bend walks to work along North
River Road near a lot for sale Wednesday afternoon in
John Ehlke/Daily News
West Bend residents can expect some construction
activity to the northeast corner of the city, slightly
west of the airport.
Members of the
Plan Commission approved a series of measures during their meeting
Tuesday to accommodate the construction of a 40,000-square-foot
industrial complex at the southwest corner of North River Road and
measure created the necessary lots to fit the space that was
required for the building.
“The purpose is
to redefine the two existing lots into three lots,” Business and
Development Planner James Reinke said. “The lots are currently
vacant pending the development approval for lot one.”
the accompanying memo Reinke sent to members of the Plan Commission,
the parcels are zoned for heavy industrial use. The lots are
arranged from east to west, with the first one located nearest to
the intersection of the two streets. The first is about 6.4 acres
while the remaining two are about four acres each.
There are city
water and sewer lines available along the north and south lot lines,
and there is an existing storm sewer easement on the east side of
the first lot and another on the west side of the third lot.
the survey map is a site plan for the building located at 530 N.
River Road, which will be constructed by Andrew Stringer with Cat
Leasing LLC. The agent for the project is Mayor Kraig Sadownikow,
who recused himself from the meeting prior to the discussion of the
development will benefit the TIF (Tax Incremental Finance) District
number 13,” Reinke said. “The business would create 25 full-time
jobs over the next three years.”
His memo to the
Plan Commission members stated that two driveway connections are
proposed for the site, a truck access along Lang Street as well as
an employee and visitor access place along North River Road. There
will be 48 standard parking and two barrier- free parking stalls on
To meet the
site’s utility requirements, sanitary sewer and water laterals will
be extended from Lang Street toward the location, and there will
storm sewer installed on the property that will discharge to storm
water ponds before being directed to the sewer located east of the
Lighting for the
location will consist of LED wall-mounted fixtures. There will be
others mounted on 20-foot poles on the parking lot.
To identify the
firm, there will be a ground sign located on the south side of the
driveway along North River Road, but details regarding the sign have
yet to be disclosed.