Memories of the old Sussex quarry flooded in after Patch posted a large photo gallery of the overgrown, abandoned swimming hole. Share your special memories about the quarry with all of us in the comments.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Don’t expect to start swimming in the Sussex quarry at Mammoth Springs anytime soon, even after the old Cannery site is finally developed.
Between the 100-degree days and endless rumors of development nearing at Mammoth Springs, its no wonder Patch has received numerous inquiries regarding the old Sussex quarry. With the quarry open for swimming at Menomonee Park to the northeast, it’s not hard for some residents to wonder if the Sussex quarry might soon be open for business. Even some initial plans of the site label the space as “Quarry Restoration.” “I was walking on the Bugline last night and finally walked up to the chain link fence to peek at the old swimming hole,” wrote Sussex Patch blogger Katie Glafcke. “I have to say, it looked like the perfect place to take a dip and cool off! I’m wondering why it's locked up, and thinking revitalizing and maintaining a quarry for …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Bugline Trail paving project is going full-steam ahead, and that means laying asphalt straight through the Mammoth Springs/Cannery Crossing without waiting for development issues to be worked out.
With development at Mammoth Springs – formerly known as Cannery Crossing – moving along at a snail's pace, representatives with Waukesha County say they're not waiting for the green light to lay asphalt on the Bugline Trail straight through the property. Dave Burch, Waukesha County's enterprise operations manager, says he's through with waiting, and he hasn't heard any news Mammoth Springs is close to development. "The village has been working on plans to redevelop that for decades, and the county owns the right-of-way that cuts right through that property," Burch said. "If we waited for them, which we currently are, it could case a big delay in paving the Bugline. We haven't even seen any final plans yet... If they had everything …