Waukesha Plan Commission to discuss Urban Air plan

By Katherine Michalets

Sept. 8, 2019

 Urban Air is proposed for the former Gander Mountain location in Waukesha.
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WAUKESHA — A proposal to bring Urban Air, an entertainment business that includes an indoor sky diving tunnel, will have a public hearing during Wednesday’s Plan Commission meeting before the commissioners review the minor site plan and architecture.

The owners of Urban Air would like to open the business in the former Gander Mountain location on Moreland Boulevard near Kossow Road.

In addition to the indoor sky diving experience, Urban Air offers an obstacle course, an indoor go-kart track and the “adventure hub,” which includes a ropes course, sky rider and an indoor playground. Other adventure park attractions include trampolines, rock climbing, bowling, laser tag and mini golf, according to the plan of operations.

The plan describes the average customer as mothers ages 25 to 54 who are in charge of discretionary spending and are looking for experiences and chances to create memories. The target audience, however, is children ages 0 to 14, according to the plan.

Also on the Plan Commission agenda is preliminary site plan and architectural review for Prairie Song Villas on Summit Avenue and Prairie Song Drive.

 Bielinski Homes is proposing 10 duplex condos for a total of 20 units on a private drive west of Prairie Song Drive called Prairie Song Villas.
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Bielinski Homes is proposing 10 duplex condos for a total of 20 units on a private drive west of Prairie Song Drive. The units will be ranch-style with no step entries for all units. Unit size will be 1,600 square feet with two bedrooms, two baths, a two-car garage, and an option for an additional 638-square-foot lower level build out with a bathroom, bedroom and rec area.

The estimated value of each unit will be $350,000 to $400,000.

Harvest Square will also have its final site review and architectural review during the Plan Commission meeting. City staff is recommending some changes to the project, which is proposed for vacant property between Good Harvest Market and the recently approved Avid Hotel development. The building will have an area of roughly 12,000 square feet and will include a two-story restaurant space, as well as several office suites.

City staff is recommending that the landscape plan be updated to screen the electrical transformer and any other ground level mechanical units, as well as updating it to meet city standards for brightness, color temperature, and pole height.

The Plan Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall Council Chambers, 201 Delafield St.