By Kevin Boneske
ASHWAUBENON – Plans to build a Scooter’s Coffee drive-thru at the southwest corner of South Oneida Street and Willard Drive were approved July 6 by the village’s Site Plan Review Committee.
Community Development Director Aaron Schuette said the existing Indiglo Med Spa building at 2372 S. Oneida St. will be torn down to construct a new 633-square-foot building as a drive-thru only without indoor or outdoor seating.
Schuette said the parking spaces onsite will be for the employees.
“There are no plans for (outdoor seating) at this time,” he said. “Now that said, could they put a picnic table out there? Certainly.”
Schuette said the property will be accessible from Willard Drive with a drive-thru lane wrapping around the building.
“There’s no exit or entrance on Oneida Street,” he said.
Schuette said the property will have a perpetual easement to access to the south from Willard Drive.
He said the building would meet the village’s code requirements, with exterior materials consisting of a mixture of HardiePlank panels and masonry veneer, as well as all panels using fully concealed fasteners.
The committee also approved allowing the Scooter’s Coffee building to have three wall signs on the building’s north, east and south sides.
“The discussion I had with Scooter’s Coffee is that we can approve up to three wall signs,” Schuette said. “We cannot approve four.”
In other action, the committee recommended approval of a site plan for Nielson Communications to build a 3,000-square-foot garage addition to the south side of its existing building at 645 Mike McCarthy Way.
Schuette said the exterior materials will primarily be metal wall panels, which are required under the village code to have concealed fasteners, while a minimum 3-foot masonry wainscot will also be required on the west, south and east elevations.
He said the asphalt parking lot will be extended and have curbing as required by the code, with a dumpster enclosure relocated to the west side of the parking lot among the trees.
Because the property is located in the village’s Sports & Entertaining zoning district, Schuette said the site plan is being forwarded for final approval July 27 by the village board after also being recommended by the Plan Commission.
The committee also approved a request from Erik Goerke to relocate a refuse enclosure for the Pilgrim Way Townhomes, a rental home community being built at the northeast corner of Pilgrim Way and South Ridge Road.
The initial designs called for the refuse enclosure to be inside the driveway, but Goerke said relocating it on the outside would be easier for trucks to access.
He said the enclosure will be screened from view along Pilgrim Way and South Ridge Road with arborvitae trees surrounding it.
The committee backed a request for Food Safety Net Services to build an accessory building on the west side of its existing building at 3400 S. Packerland Dr.
The accessory building will be 10 feet wide, 12 feet long and 9 feet, 8 inches high and used for storing maintenance equipment not suitable for storing inside the main building, which is primarily used for food testing.
Committee members recommended the accessory structure have a concrete slab after they raised concerns about accessory buildings without one being prone to rodents.
Schuette said the village code currently doesn’t require a concrete slab for such an accessory structure, but he would be drafting a revision to it to present to the committee next month.