New Storage Buildings Backed by Industrial Park Review Team

Plans to construct two commercial storage buildings totaling 29 units at 1605 Shiloh Road in Sturgeon Bay were backed Aug. 3 by the city’s Industrial Park Development Review Team.

Doug Mueller of Green Bay wants to construct an 11-unit storage building composed of decorative masonry and corrugated metal paneling with 6,930 square feet along Shiloh Road, as well as an 18-unit storage building composed of corrugated metal paneling with 11,340 square feet on the west side of the property.

Mueller said his relatives have owned the property for decades, and he is proceeding with due diligence on the site leading up to his possible purchase.

This drawing shows the layout for constructing an 11-unit commercial storage building with 6,930 square feet, along with an 18-unit commercial storage building with 11,340 square feet, at 1605 Shiloh Road in Sturgeon Bay. Submitted.

“I think you’d like it cleaned up,” he said.

The triangularly shaped parcel, which has been used for outdoor storage for Mueller Trucking and Repair, was recently rezoned from agricultural to light industrial to allow for the construction of commercial storage buildings as a conditional use that requires a permit from the city’s Plan Commission, which will consider the project during its Aug. 16 meeting. 

City planner/zoning administrator Stephanie Servia said the layout for the storage buildings was revised from the original plans Mueller provided after a survey determined there was less land on the parcel than originally thought to be able to locate a storage building along the Ahnapee State Trail on the east.

“They switched the location of one of their [buildings] from the east side of the property to the west side,” she said.

Servia said the survey determined the location of the east lot line so that development of the parcel would not encroach on the Ahnapee State Trail property. 

Community development director Marty Olejniczak said the current plans call for removing an existing, nonconforming building that is along the west lot line, and creating a new storage building on that side of the parcel that meets the 20-foot setback.

“That’s nice, and they do propose some aesthetic enhancement on the building along the road,” he said.

Because the existing building would be torn down, Mueller said construction on the new storage buildings wouldn’t begin until next spring.

Though Mueller could have been required under city code to pave the entire lot within one year of occupancy, the review team agreed to allow gravel and require only a paved entry and concrete aprons in front of the doors.

The review team also required Mueller to submit a landscape plan and have at least 10% green space on the site, along with getting approval from the fire chief related to access to the property.

Fastenal Addition

The review team also approved a 4,112-square-foot addition for Fastenal at 27 E. Walnut St.

The addition will be on the north side of the existing, 3,680-square-foot building. Servia said six parking spaces are required for the project. Because there is not enough space in front of the property for that many parking stalls, a revised parking plan must be submitted, and at least one canopy tree must be included in the landscaping plan.

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