SEPTEMBER 24, 2022 – WEST BEND, WI – “Weeds are about eight weeks high,” said one neighbor as two heavy machinery sit idle at a new building construction site. . panela bread When chipotle peppera popular Mexican grill-style restaurant.
Construction began in April 2022 on the southeast corner of Parkway Drive and Paradise Drive in West Bend, Wisconsin. Old Shell South gas station and the car wash was demolished.
The CSM-22-004 certified survey map was presented by Ram Subedi of PMM Development, LLC at a planning commission to create two lots located at the southeast corner of Parkway Drive and W. Paradise Drive.
The plans indicated a 2,500-square-foot building closest to Parkway Drive for the proposed Chipotle and a 3,800-square-foot building to the east for the proposed Panera.
The foundation is poured and…. none.
Neighbors began speculating as to the reasons for the slowdown, including “supply chain issues,” “labor shortages,” and even “permit issues.”
Multiple calls were made to the city, and city engineer Max Marechal said this week that the slowdown was due to changes in the location of the waterfront.
“They only had plans to bring in water from the northeast corner of the property, but they couldn’t connect to the water pipes over there, so they changed plans to connect to Parkway Drive from the south of the property,” he said. Told. “They had to change plans and establish a connection. i know i delayed them“
Maréchal said he doesn’t know where the contractor is when it comes to bringing in the underground pipes and then starting construction on the building.
Maréchal didn’t believe an updated plan would need to go back to the planning commission, but he did confirm that the waterway changes had a knock-on effect in the permitting process.
“We have not yet signed the stormwater permits because the waterfronts have changed and we needed to change the CSM[certified survey map]to feature the mitigation of those waterfronts,” he said. Told. “I am waiting for them to retrieve his CSM along with the location of the easement. Once it is recorded, the permit can be approved. I was told the CSM document is currently under review.”
If additional permits are also pending, Maréchal said he “doesn’t know.”
District 1 Alderman John Bushrick also continued to investigate the project delays. “I’ve spoken to Planning and Development. They said everything is going fast with the city and the owners are waiting for paperwork with the state,” he said.
Early word suggests that Panera hopes to open in the spring of 2023.
This is a work in progress and more information will be posted as information becomes available.