The West Bend Plan Commission approved a request to rezone approximately 11.2 acres west and east of Valley Avenue on the south side of W. Washington St.
The property is currently zoned B-3 Neighborhood Business, B-6 Office Park, RM-4 Multi-Family Residential, and temporary Districts.
A change was to make it B-4 General Business & Warehousing District.
The rezoning request was made by property owner Steve Kearns and Audrey Bohn. A handful of neighboring business owners were in attendance at the meeting to voice support for the change including Jim Dricken, Rep. Bob Gannon, and Louis Lauters from the West Bend Harley Davidson dealership.
If you take a look at the surrounding property use and businesses with the car dealerships, gas station and body shop a change to B-4 zoning would make sense.
According to city code: The B-4 General Business and Warehousing District is intended to provide for the orderly grouping at appropriate locations of intensive commercial activities of a more general service, retail and wholesale nature. The size and location of such districts shall be based upon logical relationships to other compatible uses. (1) PERMITTED USES. (Am. Ord. #2http://http://www.washingtoncountyinsider.com/wp-admin/post-new.php088–11/16/92). Wholesale, service and/or retail sales and warehousing of the following:
Some of the businesses listed include Air conditioning, refrigerated equipment and supplies not including outdoor storage, animal veterinary clinic, automotive sales lots and showrooms, upholstery repair shops, or printing and publishing houses.
The Plan Commission also approved a request to build a new 3,840-square-foot commercial multi-tenant building on Wildwood Road, just south of Stein’s Garden & Home. State Farm agent Mike Sacotte is the one behind the project. “Construction should get underway in June,” said Sacotte.
Finally the placement of an art sculpture near the Police Department entrance, 350 Vine Street, was approved. The mayor joked it was a “good thing” the proposal passed because the monument stone was already in place.