Nov. 4, 2018 – West Bend, WI – A view from above helps put into perspective the layout of the groundwork for the new Fleet Farm in West Bend. The 192,000-square-foot store is being built to the south of Highway 33 and just east of CTH Z.
Earth movers are working to carve out the boundaries of the development. One noteworthy point is in the far southwestern corner of the property.
In fall there was discussion at a meeting in the Town of West Bend regarding a possible entrance/exit onto CTH Z.
Plans for an exit on CTH Z
On Aug. 13, 2018 during the Town of West Bend Board meeting there was some discussion regarding Fleet Farm and how the DOT wanted an access road off CTH Z.
Fleet Farm laid out designs with the West Bend Plan Commission last week regarding its new 190,000-square-foot store on Highway 33 and County Hwy Z. During the pitch to the city Fleet officials said they would only have access roads off Highway 33. During Monday night’s Town Board meeting Town Chairman Jim Heipp said the city, state, and county are satisfied with that plan however the DOT wants an access road off County Hwy Z. That plan is still in discussion.
When Fleet Farm’s Tom Carrico was asked about an access road off County Hwy Z he said, “The plan we submitted to the city is the plan we’re going forward with; we are waiting for DOT comment.”
Moving forward to current day, developers have not given an update on the potential exit it appears the bulldozers have cleared out an area that looks mighty darn close to CTH Z.
According to officials from Fleet Farm, that exit would have to be approved by the Department of Transportation.
Coming up Tuesday, Nov. 12 there will be a ribbon cutting for the new Fleet Farm at 3:30 p.m.