The exterior of the former Citgo gas station is seen on
Wednesday morning in West Bend. Kwik Trip is interested
in purchasing the site for constructing one of their gas
and car wash stations.
John Ehlke/Daily News
WEST BEND — Kwik Trip is
planning to break ground on a new south-side gas station and
convenience store next year.
The building would go at the corner of East Paradise Drive and South
River Road, on West Bend’s far southeast side. Documents filed with
the city’s Plan Commission — which approved a conditional use permit
and site plan tied to the proposal Wednesday night — would occupy a
lot where a Citgo gas station now sits.
James Reinke, the city’s business and development planner, said the
company still needs a few more rounds of approval before launching
the project, which he said would likely involve a teardown of the
existing gas station before Kwik Trip would construct its own
In the documents filed with the city, Kwik Trip said plans include a
car wash and a convenience store attached to the gas station. The
store, the company has added, would create between 20 and 25 new
The company said it could begin construction on the new site by
2020, though Reinke and West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow both said
this week the project could begin even sooner if subsequent approval
processes move smoothly.
“Timing’s really up to them,” Reinke said.
“It’s good to see that Kwik Trip still has a growing interest in
West Bend,” Sadownikow said.
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