By Kevin Boneske
ASHWAUBENON – A site plan to redevelop the southwest corner of South Oneida Street and Cormier Road with two new buildings was approved earlier this month by the village’s Site Plan Review Committee.
Community Development Director Aaron Schuette said the plan for the property owned by ENDF3DK calls for demolishing the existing buildings at the site of the former Huntington Bank and Oreck Vacuum/Big & Tall Clothiers to construct a 3,678-square-foot Mission BBQ restaurant at the corner and a 6,057-square-foot, one- or two-unit tenant building to the south.
“(There are) no plans or no tenant reservations at this time yet (for the south building),” he said. “They do have the interest of other retailers, just nothing confirmed yet.”
Schuette said the number of access points will be reduced to two, with a right-in/right-out on Oneida Street, which will connect with a drive-thru for the south building, with full access to the property off Cormier Road.
“The drive-thru is consistent with other drive-thrus that we have on Oneida Street currently, where the drive-thru does loop through the front and is permissible under our code,” he said.
Schuette said exterior materials for both buildings will consist of a mixture of brick, wood and exterior insulation finishing system.
He said green space for the site will increase from 9.4% to 16.7%, while a 6-foot opaque fence will be located on the south side of Mission BBQ to screen the smoker and preparation area.
Aldon Station townhomes
The committee also approved a site plan for 16 single-family, zero-lot-line, two-story townhomes in the Aldon Station subdivision, on the former Schneider trucking site along South Broadway.
Schuette said the townhomes are in groups of four, with each having an individual entrance, patio/balcony, two-stall attached garage, basement, two to three bedrooms and bathrooms.
“It will be a nice change or addition to the housing stock for the village,” he said.
Schuette said bumpout areas built into the street and right-of-way will provide overflow parking.
Ryan Radue of Radue Homes, which is behind the development, said work will begin soon on the townhomes and on one of the condominium buildings.
The village obtained the former Schneider property through the purchase of two parcels with more than 20 acres, for $1.25 million.
It put together an agreement with Radue Homes for the company to purchase lots in the development through 2026.
The agreement provides for the purchase of 38 duplex lots, 16 townhome lots and five condominium building lots.
The lots Radue Homes will pay for vary in cost under the agreement, ranging from $20,000 for the lowest-priced duplex lot to $450,000 for a waterfront condominium lot.
Bay Bank canopy
Bay Bank at 2555 Packerland Dr. received committee approval for a new canopy covering the bank’s primary entrance.
Schuette said the existing canopy will be removed and replaced with the new one.
He said the new canopy needed committee approval because it involves a commercial building with a building permit required.