Tuesday, November 13, 2012
An animal hospital/veterinary clinic is planned for the 8000 block of S. Howell Avenue.
An animal hospital/veterinary clinic would be built at 8020 S. Howell Avenue in Oak Creek, under a proposal submitted to the city. The business would be a one-story building between 6,500 and 8,000 square feet on vacant land next to Chase Bank. About 15 employees would work there. According to a report to Oak Creek Plan Commission members, the clinic would not have any outdoor kennels or cages and there would be no boarding of animals. Business representatives are seeking a rezoning of the property and a conditional-use permit. The Plan Commission is scheduled to take up the proposal in its meeting Tuesday, which begins at 6 p.m. at Oak Creek City Hall, before forwarding a recommendation to the Common Council. The council will hold a …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Dollar Thrifty car rental service would replace the former Envirotest in the 500 block of W. College Ave.
What's now an abandoned vehicle inspection center on W. College Avenue might become home to a car rental service. Dollar Thrifty car rental service would replace the now-closed Envirotest Wisconsin under a proposal recommended Tuesday by the Oak Creek Plan Commission. Plans call for adding onto and remodeling the building, 561 W. College Ave., and creating a 307-stall parking lot for rental cars in the back. The front parking lot would also be expanded. "We're taking an abandoned building and making it a vital business," Mayor Steve Scaffidi said. "That's a good thing." Dollar Thrifty's local operations are based at Mitchell International Airport and will remain there. The Oak Creek facility would maintain and store vehicles, according to …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Is it a hotel that has a big parking lot, or a big parking lot that also has a hotel?
Is the plan for the corner of College and Howell avenues a big parking lot that also has a hotel? Or is it a hotel that also has a big parking lot? That was one of the questions raised during the Oak Creek Plan Commission's review of new plans from Syner G Hotel Group, which has proposed a Four Points by Sheraton hotel and a 1,187-space parking lot for Mitchell International Airport travelers. Earlier this summer, Syner G scaled back its plans by about one-third to help win Oak Creek Common Council approval and keep the city's financial incentives on the table. In particular, the parking lot was downsized from 1,531 spaces and will no longer be covered or abut a residential neighborhood. But some Plan Commission members feel the parking …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Two sand volleyball courts, a tennis court and a soccer field would be added to the temple under a proposal forwarded to the Oak Creek Common Council.
The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin is preparing to add an outdoor recreation area to its facility at 7512 S. Howell Ave. The proposal includes two sand volleyball courts, a tennis court and a soccer field just south of the building. Plans were in the works before the Aug. 5 shootings. The Oak Creek Plan Commission reviewed the plans Tuesday night and recommended the Common Council approve a zoning change to allow for the addition. Temple leaders told the commission they have no plans to develop the area east of the building, which alleviated the concerns of two neighbors who attended the Plan Commission meeting.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The owner of a 30-acre piece of land at 9900 S. 13th St. wants the property's zoning to change from agricultural to manufacturing, but some residents worry about the impact on the neighborhood.
A proposed rezoning of about 30 acres on 13th Street has some south-side Oak Creek residents worried about the impact on their neighborhood. Capstone Quadrangle, which owns the property at 9900 S. 13th St., has requested the zoning change from agricultural to manufacturing so it can better attract businesses to the site. The land is across from the Creekside Corporate Park, which last year landed Crothall Laundry Services. That's an example of a business Capstone never had a chance at, because developers shy away from going through what can be a lengthy and sometimes contentious rezoning process, said Mike Faber, a partner at Capstone. Faber spoke Tuesday to the Oak Creek Plan Commission, which recommended the Common Council approve the …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The 47-foot high structure will be built at MATC's Oak Creek campus, pending approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Oak Creek Plan Commission on Tuesday gave Milwaukee Area Technical College the go-ahead to build a 47-foot wind turbine at its Oak Creek campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave. The turbine will be used in the school's Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing curriculum. It is much smaller than turbines typically seen at wind farms, where they can stretch more than 100 feet high. Officials said this turbine likely won't be seen outside the campus. Because of its proximity to the airport, the turbine could not be more than 50 feet high and needs approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. Also on Tuesday, the commission delayed action on Aldi's renovation plans, at the company's request. It could come back to the commission as early as …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Company says it needs to stay competitive with new grocery store under construction across the street and changes planned for 27th Street.
Aldi plans to upgrade the look of its store at 6810 S. 27th St., according to a proposal submitted to the city. Exterior renovations will center on the main entrance and include new wall lighting and a silver aluminum canopy with updated "Food Market" signs. The company will also install new mechanicals, including HVAC and refrigeration, and freshen up the inside of the store with new paint and graphics. The changes are necessary to help keep Aldi competitive, said Marcia Sperber, the company's director of real estate, in a letter to the Oak Creek Plan Commission. "There is a new Gordon Food Service under construction across the street in Franklin. The DOT has major plans to reconstruct S. 27th Street," she said. "With new competition and …
The 47-foot high structure, smaller than the turbines typically seen on wind farms, will be reviewed Tuesday by the Oak Creek Plan Commission.
Milwaukee Area Technical College wants to erect a 47-foot high wind turbine at its Oak Creek campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave. The wind turbine would be used in the school's Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing curriculum, according to a report to Oak Creek Plan Commission members. It's smaller than what is typically seen on wind farms, where turbines can reach well over 100 feet. "Given its location on the MATC campus and relatively small size, staff does not feel that the structure will have much of a visible impact on the surrounding area," according to the report. Because of the proximity to Mitchell International Airport, the wind turbine couldn't be more than 50 feet high. The proposal will be discussed at the Plan Commission …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Company will build a second store in Oak Creek at 2555 W. Ryan Road.
The Oak Creek Plan Commission in its meeting Tuesday gave AutoZone the go-ahead to build a 7,430-square-foot store at 2555 W. Ryan Road. The store will be AutoZone's second Oak Creek location, with the other at 311 E. Puetz Road. The company will employ between eight and 12 employees at the Ryan Road store, according to plans submitted to the Plan Commission. Its hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Business would be located at 2555 W. Ryan Road. The Oak Creek Plan Commission is scheduled to review the proposal Tuesday.
AutoZone is proposing to construct a store at 2555 W. Ryan Road under a proposal the Oak Creek Plan Commission is scheduled to review Tuesday. The 7,430-square-foot store would be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Eight to 12 employees would staff the business. The store would be AutoZone's second Oak Creek location; the other is at 311 E. Puetz Road.