36,546-square-foot manufacturing facility pitched for business park
Town to resume public hearing on Pebble Brook Hollow subdivision


Jan. 7, 2019

A rendering of a 36,546-square-foot manufacturing facility being pitched for a vacant parcel off Corporate Drive in the Waukesha Corporate Center business park on the city’s far south side.
City of Waukesha/Briohn Design Group

WAUKESHA — When the Waukesha Plan Commission gathers Wednesday evening, one of the bigger items it will be asked to review is a preliminary site plan for a 36,546-square-foot manufacturing facility being proposed for the Waukesha Corporate Center.

The project is being pitched by Milwaukee-based manufacturer Brelie Gear. If approved, the plant would be constructed on a vacant parcel off Corporate Drive. The business park itself is located at the intersection of Highway 59 and Center Road on the city’s south side.

It was not clear from a staff memo on the project whether the business is relocating to Waukesha, or if it is expanding. An attempt to reach a representative for the company was unsuccessful on Friday.

The company currently employs 16 people, according to an operations statement submitted to the commission.

Senior housing

In other items, the Plan Commission is scheduled to consider and possibly vote on a final site plan for a $30 million, 128-unit senior housing development slated for a 5.7-acre parcel at the southeast corner of Les Paul Parkway and East Broadway.

The project is being proposed by Minnesota-based New Perspective Senior Living and would be constructed on land currently owned by Salem United Methodist Church.

The church put the land on the market last year, hiring a broker that listed the property for $1.1 million, and has been in talks with New Perspective about the project since as early as March or April.

The commission is slated to meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at City Hall, 201 Delafield St.

Pebble Brook Hollow

Over in the Town of Waukesha, area residents and developers are expected to continue to offer input on a proposal for a 55-unit residential development off Oakdale Drive, south of Glendale Road.

A public hearing on the conditional use permit for the project, dubbed Pebble Brook Hollow, that began on Dec. 14 will be continued when the town’s Plan Commission and Town Board hold a joint meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Town Hall off Center Road.

The board is also slated to discuss a plans for a 4,800-square-foot heated storage building for its Department of Public Works.