Commission to review preliminary proposals for housing, retail

By Brandon Anderegg

May 14, 2019

MUKWONAGO — Tonight’s Plan Commission meeting is packed with several projects including proposals for multi-tenant housing, senior housing and retail.

Some of these projects do not have finalized plans, but are seeking preliminary approvals before submitting an official site plan.

Here’s an overview:


Developer Karen Jentsch has plans to redevelop the former Citizens Bank at 827 S. Rochester on the end of the green topped strip mall, Riverview Plaza, just north of Brooklife Church. Commissioners will review the developer’s site plan and architectural review, which proposes a 4,902 square-foot addition.

The addition includes filling in the drive-thru lanes next to Citizens Bank for the purpose of adding new retail to the strip mall, said John Weidl, village administrator and economic development director.

Multi-tenant housing

Developer Greg Petrauski is requesting an amendment to the village’s comprehensive plan to construct multiple duplexes on a 20-acre property at 1101 Eagle Lake Avenue, Weidl told a Freeman reporter. The area is currently zoned agricultural, but the comprehensive plan calls for single-family residential zoning. Petrauski has not yet submitted a site plan for the project.

Developer Mikko Erkamaa of Walker & Dunlop has requested an amendment to the comprehensive plan for a Planned Unit Development for the 915 Main St. property.

Erkamaa has plans to redevelop the site into four buildings containing a total of 84 apartment units. The property is zoned for commercial, however, a planned unit development would allow for apartments to be constructed on the property.

Senior housing

Petrauski is also requesting an amendment to the comprehensive plan to allow for a business mixed use overlay land use designation at 225 E. Wolf Run, which is where he is proposing a senior housing and retail development.

Petrauski is proposing 50 independent living units, 38 assisted living units, 20 memory care units, 32 rehab units and at least two additional retail/commercial spaces or buildings, according to the conceptual plan.