Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The village's National Night Out and ice cream social on Wednesday will also be home to discussions on the Sussex Village Park master plan.
Between enjoying Sussex's annual National Night Out event and the Pauline Hass Library's ice cream social, village residents can learn more about the multi-million dollar renovation project to reconstruct Sussex Village Park. Starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the Village Hall’s parking lot, residents will be able to ask any questions they still have about the project. Village officials scheduled the “open house” style meeting during National Night Out and the library’s ice cream social so more people would be available to ask questions. After detailed, 3-D construction plans were released in late June, Sussex residents have been buzzing about the potential makeover to the village’s largest park, particularly pertaining to the project’s …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The corner store in Sussex is getting an interior expansion and a solid brick exterior.
After four months of prep work, the Sussex Clark gas station on the corner of Main Street and Waukesha Avenue is finally beginning construction. The Sussex Plan Commission approved the interior and exterior updates back in March, and the Village Board did the same not long after. Crews from First Class Cement Contractors in Milwaukee are spearheading the project, saying they’re expecting to complete the cement work in a few days. Then they’ll begin laying the decorative brick. However, don’t expect to snag some Mountain Dew and Cheetos until the site looks finished. A sign on the exterior of the building reads, “Thank you for your patronage. We will be closed during remodeling, we will reopen soon.” And it’s not only the exterior getting …
Monday, May 14, 2012
The highly controversial Main Street reconstruction project will be discussed for the first time by Village Board members Tuesday evening, and the meeting is open to the public.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Opponents of plans to pave the recreational trail have strong words for county officials at informational meeting.
While some residents attended the meeting in favor of the Bugline Trail Improvement Project, the overwhelming majority of area resents who came were — in a word — livid. Citizens gathered at the Pauline Haass Public Library in Sussex Thursday evening to meet with Waukesha County parks officials and members of the project’s design team. While there was no formal presentation, about 10 informational boards lined the room outlining specifics about the project, and residents could submit their comments on paper in a comment box. Some of the first residents at the meeting were Menomonee Falls residents Jim and Bonnie Ziolecki, and they had no problem asking the almost 10 project officials the tough questions. “Alright, so who woke up one day …
The bridge over the railroad near Quad/Graphics is nearing completion, news that has Sussex bikers jumping for joy.
The effort to reconstruct every bridge on the Bugline trail over the next few years is welcomed news to some residents, but for area bikers, the closure of the bridge near Quad/Graphics is a hassle. However, new information that the bridge should be fully operational by the end of next week has Sussex bikers like Mike Boehm excited it'll soon be over. After being annoyed by the closure for weeks, Boehm emailed Waukesha County Parks Supervisor Robert Garity to get some answers. "Our staff has been working on the bridge every day (most of these days without a lunch break) in order to get the bridge done as soon as possible," Garity replied in an email to Boehm. "We expect the bridge to be done by the middle to the end of next week, which …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Don't forget that the meeting regarding the paving and widening of the Bugline trail is on Thursday evening in Sussex. Waukesha County staff will be there to answer any questions.
Whether you like the idea of paving the Bugline trail or are vehemently against it, the time for area residents to voice their opinions and learn more about the project is upon us. Waukesha County staffers and members of the design team for the paving project will be on hand during a public information open house from 5-7 p.m. May 10 at the Pauline Haass Public Library in Sussex. There will not be a formal presentation, but there will be people available to answer questions. The Waukesha County Board of Supervisors approved the $2.4 million project in September as part of the capital improvements plan for the county. Federal funding would cover $1.5 million in costs for the paving project, and $272,000 in state grants would cover another …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Sussex wants your feedback: What should be built at Madeline Park? Village officials plan to stop taking additional submissions on May 10, so take the survey now.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Join the conversation on Patch. Greg Goetz talked during Tuesday night's Village Board meeting saying the Main Street project is "not a done deal." What do you think?
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The corner gas station is making the intior feel more spacious and lining the exterior with solid brick.
The Clark Gas Station on the corner of Main Street and Waukesha Avenue is on the road to a complete overhaul, a plan members of the Plan Commission seem excited to begin. The exterior of the store is planned to be rebuilt with solid brick, and the interior will have an additional cooler and more space to walk around. However, the actual footprint of the store will remain the same because of zoning laws. With a March 15 public hearing as one of the last things to accomplish before starting construction, business owner Sam Ansaree is eager to begin the remodeling process. "I can't expand the actual store because of the nonconforming zoning it has, but we'll bump out a walk-in cooler and tear down some interior walls," Ansaree said. "I'm …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Traffic flow is a major concern; alternative designs will be based on citizen comments.
Changes in traffic and right-of-way, specifically around Piggly Wiggly, top the list of things Sussex residents are most concerned with on Main Street. The village held two public forums to prepare for a complete reconstruction of Main Street in 2015, and the notes were presented to the Public Works committee Tuesday night. Among the 62 comments collected, some were: During the first public forum, Village Trustee Jason Wegner talked with citizens about his view for businesses after construction. “My main focus for this project, at least, is to reconstruct this road to feature businesses,” Wegner said. “Then we have the grounds to attract businesses on our most used street, get the taxes from that, and hopefully build other things around …