Site plan approved to build Cambria Hotel in Ashwaubenon
By Kevin Boneske
ASHWAUBENON – Plans to construct a Cambria Hotel along Mike McCarthy Way were approved Tuesday, Feb. 26, by the village board.
The site plan for the project required final approval by the board because it is located within the Sports and Entertainment Zoning District.
The 100-unit, four-story hotel is planned on a 1.5-acre lot where an existing concrete building is being demolished east of The Bar.
Amenities planned within the hotel include a fitness room, pool, hot tub and combination breakfast/lounge/bar area for guests.
Once construction begins at the site this spring, Community Development Director Aaron Schuette said he has been informed by the developer that the project will have a 13-month construction period.
A change in the village’s site plan and design review ordinance the board also approved regarding the use of Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS) material was prompted by the Cambria Hotel’s use of building materials, which on the exterior will include a combination of metal panel systems with concealed fasteners, brick and EIFS.
The village code previously didn’t permit more than 15 percent EIFS per elevation as has been planned for the project.
Schuette said he determined a “good benchmark” to use is having EFIS not exceed 30 percent of a building’s cumulative wall surface area, based on current building projects.
In addition, the ordinance amendment in no instance will allow any one wall surface elevation to be able to exceed 40 percent EIFS.
The amendment also doesn’t permit EIFS near any loading area or within 10 feet of the finished grade elevation of any multi-story building, while any single-story building would have to include a minimum of 3-foot masonry wainscoting from the finished grade elevation with approved material before EIFS is permitted.