Plans are in the works to improve the old Kmart site at 120 E. Sunset Drive that has been vacant for a couple of years now.
And while the Waukesha Plan Commission approved preliminary plans for building and site modifications Wednesday night, the tenants at that site could largely depend on a separate nearby proposed development currently up in the air.
This came to light when broker Jon Thoresen of Commercial Properties Associates, a partner in the development, said if the proposed Meijer project, located on the southeast corner of Tenny Avenue and E. Sunset Drive, doesn't get approved a couple of the tenants, which have not been announced yet, would not locate there.
Thoresen said retailers like to be by other high traffic sites and that includes the proposed Meijer, a 192,000-square-foot supercenter that has seen its fair share of pushback from neighbors near the site.
The Meijer development temporarily stalled last week when not enough votes were cast in approving a land-use plan from residential to commercial.» Read Full Article
The final mural that is part of the second phase of the Waukesha GuitarTown project representing Carroll University was approved by the Plan Commission Wednesday night.
It joins the 13 murals previously approved and that were painted on downtown buildings two weeks ago.
The mural was the only one that was not approved at a July 24 Plan Commission meeting, because Commissioners said it didn’t represent Carroll’s rich history.
However, the Plan Commission liked the updates the Carroll University artist team provided.
The new mural shows black and white images (the past) on the left side before transitioning to a modern, brighter look with a Carroll building in the middle and a logo on the right side as well as students and the Carroll mascot (the present). It also has the statement “We are Pioneers of Note" at the top.» Read Full Article
Heightening crime and drug prevention awareness and promoting safety knowledge are some of the top goals of Waukesha's annual Night Out.
The annual event, which began in 1988, returns from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Frame Park on the Rotary Building Grounds, 1150 Baxter St.
The event is free and features 30 tables, displays and demonstrations.
Some of the displays include:
- Flight for Life (5 to 6 p.m.)
- WI Department of Transportation & AAA are providing and running a Distracted Driving Simulator for teens and adults.
- Child Car Seat Information provided by Safe Kids of Wisconsin.
- A squad car, armored car and command post will be on display from the Waukesha Police Department.
- Child ID Kits - a Waukesha police officer will be present to fingerprint children.
- The Fire Safety House, an ambulance and a fire truck will be on display from the Waukesha Fire Department.
- Waukesha Recycling will have a recycling display.
- The Waukesha Citizens Police Academy Alumni will be present.
- McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog will be in the crowd.
- ProHealth Care will be selling and fitting children's bicycle helmets for $10.
- A K-9 and deputy, a motorcycle deputy and the Sheriff's Department Command Post from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department will be on display.
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will have a boating safety display.