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Commission approves CSM for Cambria Hotel

By Kevin Boneske
Staff Writer

ASHWAUBENON – Plans to build a 100-unit, four-story hotel along Mike McCarthy Way are on hold pending the approval of building materials for the project.

At its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8, the village’s Plan Commission approved a certified survey map for the proposed Cambria Hotel, but tabled action on the site plan.

Community Development Director Aaron Schuette informed the board the CSM splits property currently owned by The Bar into two parcels with the proposed hotel to be located on a newly-created 1.5-acre lot with the other lot being .6659 acres.

He noted both properties are zoned Sports & Entertainment (SE) and meet the minimum dimensional standards for the district.

Schuette said an existing concrete building on the lot where the hotel is planned would be demolished.

Though a site plan for the proposed hotel was also on the Plan Commission’s agenda, Schuette recommended tabling action until next month because of some issues with the exterior materials the developer planned to use for the project not meeting the village’s site plan requirements.

“He wanted to make sure those were addressed prior to coming before the Site Plan Review Committee, planning commission (and) village board,” Schuette said. “He wanted to make sure they were addressed before coming before you for approval. He wanted to make sure all the ducks were in a row. He requested that the item be tabled until the February planning commission meeting.”

In Schuette’s report to the commission, he noted village staff recommended the conditions for approval to include the project applicant revising the exterior materials to meet the maximum 15 percent exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS) per elevation that is permissible.

The Site Plan Review Committee, which was also slated Tuesday to consider the proposed hotel, had its meeting canceled.

The site plan for the project calls for the exterior of the hotel to include a combination of metal panel systems with concrete fasteners, stone veneer and EIFS.

Amenities for the proposed hotel include a fitness room, pool, hot tub and combination breakfast/lounge/bar area for guests.

Rezoning requests

In other action, the Plan Commission backed two rezoning requests.

Commission members favored rezoning the site of the former Hardee’s and Golden Shell at 2760 S. Oneida Street from SB (Special Business) to B3 (Community Business) for the site to be redeveloped into a retail/restaurant mix of uses.

Schuette noted the Hardee’s and Golden Shell buildings have been town down to make room for the redevelopment.

Property between South Broadway and Early Street, which the Commission approved a CSM for Aaron Ballast to split into three parcels, is also being recommended for rezoning.

The lot at 2165 South Broadway would remain I-1 (Light Industry) to host a surveyor’s office, while the two lots created along Early Street would be rezoned from I-1 to R-1 (One Family Residence) to facilitate single-family residential development.

An adjacent remnant small parcel in the 2100 block of Early Street would also be rezoned from R-2 (Two Family Residence) to R-1 as part of the rezoning ordinance.

The rezoning requests will be considered for final action at the village board’s Jan. 22 meeting.

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