Friday, January 18, 2013
A draft Meijer's conditional use permit was scrutinized and modified by the Plan Commission Thursday.
The Sussex Plan Commission continued its exhaustive review of the Meijer proposal deep into Thursday night while it scrutinized a draft document outlining parameters of the development. Village staff presented a draft of Meijer’s conditional use permit, which outlined everything from the flow of truck traffic on the new site to the height of fencing at the store. The document contained well over 20 requirements for the developer to adhere to. Meijer is proposing to build a 191,000-square-foot, 24-hour, mixed grocery store and retail center on the site. The plans also include construction of a gas station. Sussex amended its land use plan to accommodate the development. During the 4-hour meeting, Village President Greg Goetz said one of his…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Developers are proposing 55 two-family condos just south of the Brandon Oaks subdivision in Sussex.
Sussex may soon get another new condominium development in the empty plot of land just south of the Brandon Oaks subdivision. Developer Jim Forester wants to build two-family homes on the 33 acres of empty property off Maple Avenue near Armory Park. The conceptual review by Sussex is the first step in a long series of meetings Forester will need to attend to get the development approved. “There’s a need for people who want to move out of their existing single-family home and move into a duplex, not into a condo,” Forester said. “People want windows on three sides of their house and want to stay in the geographical area. There really isn’t that many options around here.” Forester currently has four designs for the multifamily homes, saying …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A $60,000 grant has been approved to start the purchasing process of 120 acres of farmland to be developed into Sussex’s newest corporate park.
Both the Community Development Authority and the Sussex Village Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to begin the process of purchasing 120 acres of farmland on the west end of Sussex, turning it into a new corporate park. A community development grant totaling $60,000 will be paid to Brookfield developer MLG to begin surveying the land behind Kohl’s and Shopko, doing environmental studies and possibly completing the sale of the farmland with Johnson Bank, the current owner of the land. Sussex officials stress they have the right to stop the process at any time, and the grant money is revenue from a former tax incremental financing district, not tax money from Sussex homeowners. When filled with businesses, MLG estimates the business park…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The village is still talking about developing the land behind Kohl's, but could Sussex be forced to buy the 400 acre plot, and then contract with developers? The public discussion is set for June 12.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Village officials met for the second time this month in private to discuss the possible 400-acre acquisition. However, apparently there are money issues involved.
Sussex trustees met privately for the second time this month to discuss possibly offering real estate tax incentives to develop a business park behind Kohl’s on Main Street, according to the Sussex Sun. Village Administrator Jeremy Smith addressed the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee Monday saying they’re close to sealing the deal. “We’re working on development deals for a new corporate center, and we’re pretty close with that,” Smith said. “It would potentially be behind the Kohl’s. There actually isn’t a lot of vacant industrial land in Waukesha County, so the need for space is there. The empty lots we have in Sussex have some challenging issues in regards to wetlands and things like that, and the Village Board is cognizant of that.” …