Waukesha Common Council to consider annexation proposal
Land would be used for 6,000-square-foot Froedtert clinic

By Ashley Haynes

June 2, 2019

Froedtert Health Inc. wants to build a 6,000-square-foot medical clinic on the southwest corner of Sunset Drive and Genesee Road in Waukesha.
Submitted rendering

WAUKESHA — After receiving approval from the city’s Plan Commission, a proposal to annex about 3.93 acres of land from the Town of Waukesha at the intersection of Sunset Drive and Genesee Road so Froedtert can construct a 6,000-square-foot clinic will be discussed at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting.

The clinic, according to city documents, would have eight exam rooms, a treatment room, a lab and staff support area on a 4.6-acre site. Access to the building will be from Genesee Road south of the building where there is an existing access to the frontage road. The plans show potential future building addition space directly west of the building. The site plan includes 32 parking spaces, with the potential for an additional 28 spaces to be provided to the south if needed. A stormwater basin is proposed south of the parking along the entrance driveway.

City staff is recommending approval of the annexation and the preliminary site plan.

Also on Tuesday, the council will have a general discussion about the possibility of the city participating in lawsuits against opioid manufacturers in the future.

According to the details of the agenda item, lawsuits by government agencies nationwide have been filed and some have had successful settlements in favor of government agencies.

Law firms have been aggressively pushing agencies to participate in the lawsuits, including the city of Waukesha.

The possibility of the city participating will be a general initial discussion and no action will be taken.

Tuesday’s meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 201 Delafield St.