Fleet Farm work continues
Common Council approves development agreement for massive store on far west side

By McLean Bennett

May 22, 2019

 Crews work at a construction site for a future Fleet Farm retail store Tuesday in West Bend.
McLean Bennett/Daily News Staff

WEST BEND ó Elected city leaders this week tied up a few remaining agreements surrounding an under-construction project to build a new Fleet Farm retail outlet on West Bendís far west side.

Common Council members on Monday approved a development agreement that laid out terms for construction and installation of, among other things, underground utilities and street lights for the massive new store near the corner of State Highway 33 and County Z.

Work on the new store, slated to measure about 190,000 square feet when all said and done, continued this week. Plans have called for the store to open by later this year.

West Bend City Administrator Jay Shambeau said the city is hoping to redevelop the retailerís existing outlet, also along Highway 33 but closer to West Bendís downtown, at the corner of 18th Street.

The city in September approved a site plan for the new project, which is also expected to include a nearby gas station, auto shop and convenience outlet. The city earlier this year also approved a certified map tied to the development.

Mondayís action met conditions set out in both the site plan and map, which called for the city to eventually approve a developerís agreement for the project, said Jim Reinke, business and development planner for West Bend.

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