The Menomonee Falls Plan Commission got a first look Feb. 4 at a request for a proposed George Webb restaurant in the Colonial Plaza at N89 W16829 Appleton Ave.
The commission requested a public hearing for the proposal, which will be held during the March 4 Plan Commission meeting. A conditional use permit needs to approved by the Village Board for the proposal to proceed.
According to information from village staff, George Webb had a restaurant at N88 W16747 Appleton Avenue until fall 2011, when the business changed to a Griddler's Cafe. Griddler's was then shut down by the owner approximately a year ago.
George Webb is now proposing to open a new restaurant in a 4,660 square foot space in Colonial Plaza that was previously the location of the 3 Cuisines Restaurant. The current proposal calls for the new George Webb restaurant to be open 24 hours.
In another matter, the commission recommended a public hearing be held at the March 4 Plan Commission for two fire station proposals from the village. Both fire station requests need a conditional use permit approved by the Village Board to proceed.
The village is requesting separate conditional use permits that would allow for the construction of fire stations at the southwest corner of Main Street and Menomonee Avenue and at N56 W19350 Silver Spring Drive.
The fire station proposed at the southwest corner of Main Street and Menomonee Avenue is on land previously owned by the School District of Menomonee Falls. According to information from village staff, this new station would replace the Appleton Avenue fire station, which would be decommissioned. The proposed station would be 8,004 square feet with overhead doors facing east and west.
The proposed Silver Spring fire station would be located next to village wellhouse #10 on a 2.81 acre site and would also be 8,004 square feet. It would be the village's fifth fire station. Staff reports for both fire stations state the stations are proposed to serve the western portions of the community.
—Compiled by Thomas J. McKillen, Managing Editor