Bend planners green-light industry annexation
Daily News Staff
WEST BEND ó The Plan Commission
this week gave its blessing for a proposed annexation that would
grow West Bend by an estimated 155.7 acres and give the city room to
expand future industry.
Commissioners on Tuesday night approved recommending the annexation,
which could now come before the cityís Common Council early next
The annexation, which would add land to West Bendís southeast corner
from the neighboring Town of Trenton, would mark a key step toward
what city officials have said is a goal to open up to a 215-acre
industrial park someday.
Common Council members have already approved a purchase agreement
for land included in the annexation. Eventually, the city has said
it would join the property with a nearby 63-acre parcel for the
envisioned business park.
West Bend leaders have said the moves are essential as the city
tries scrounging for places to attract new or expanding businesses.
Leaders here have said the city is running out of places within West
Bendís borders for those kinds of developments.