Planning Commission Roundup: City Approves Multiple New Facilities
By Joe Bachman
STEVENS POINT — City officials held their monthly planning commission meeting on Monday, May 7. Here is a rundown of notable approvals on the night. As a note, all approvals by this commission still have to have final approval through May’s common council.
City Gives Nod for Construction of New Russell Gymnastics Building
Neighbors to the area by E.M. Copps Dr. continues to expand, as planning commission members approved the construction of a new Russell Gymnastics facility on Monday night. The proposed facility is accessed from E.M.Copps Dr. and will neighbor the existing Cold Storage facility and proposed Premium Plant Services facility. Other facilities in the area will be slated for various industrial uses.
The 12,000 sq. foot facility will be used primarily for gymnastic practice.
City Green-Lights New Division St. Micro-Brewery
Brewery Resolute LLC, seeks to construct and operate a small-scale 12,000 sq. foot facility, in which 4,000 sq. feet of the space will be dedicated to alcohol production and distribution. The rest of the remaining space will be utilized for a tasting room/tavern, community area for live music and events, bathroom facilities, and employee areas.
To read the full story, check out https://gospnews.com/2018/05/08/planning-commission-green-lights-new-division-street-brewery/
Commission Approves New Hangar on Highway 66
Planning members approved the construction of a conditional use hangar on the 4500 block of Highway 66. The 4,896 sq. foot private hangar will be ran by NJB Properties LLC out of Almond. The hangar will be used primarily for aeronautical purposes, and will stand at 72 feet by 68 feet.
Premium Plant Services Slated to Construct Satellite Office
Officials approved a request to build a new Premium Plant Services satellite office within the East Park Commerce Center, located on E.M. Copps Dr. The facility will be approximately 10,000 sq. feet. and will provide hydroblasting and cleaning services for plant process operators and managers throughout the Midwest.
Construction is expected to start in June, with final completion in fall of 2018.
UWSP Seeks to Add New Heating Fuel Tank
Officials at UWSP would like to slowly move away from coal, and city officials approved an additional fuel tank, south of the existing power plant on Maria Dr. The tank will be double-walled, and exist on a new concrete slab, as well as surrounded by fencing. The oil from the fuel would be utilized in case of a power outage, as well as the need ti keep up with changes in power trends regarding coal and natural gas.
Construction could begin as soon as October, with a 2020 completion date.