Infrastructure upgrades part of project agreement
By Angie Landsverk
A convenience station development project is again being planned in the city of Weyauwega.
Last month, the Weyauwega Common Council approved the site plan for Outagamie Co-op Services’ Weyauwega Travel Plaza project at 601 Lakeshore Drive.
An approximately 4,100-square-foot building is planned for the site, according to City Administrator Patrick Wetzel.
This is the same site the project was originally proposed on almost six years ago.
The approval of the site plan was contingent on a development agreement related to infrastructure costs.
“We’re working on a development agreement with them because there are water, sewer, road and intersection upgrades. The city is requiring those upgrades,” Wetzel said. “We are in agreement regarding their cost share.”
The agreement calls for Outagamie Co-op Services to pay 100 percent of the necessary water and sewer upgrades related to the project.
The cost of the road and intersection upgrades would be shared by the city and Outagamie Co-op Services, with the developer responsible for one-third of that cost and the city responsible for two-thirds of it.
“That agreement will go before the council in July,” Wetzel said.
The council’s next meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 20, in the lower level meeting room of the Weyauwega Public Library.
He said the tentative timeline is for the upgrades to begin in August, contingent on the council’s approval of the development agreement.
“Once the agreement is approved and signed, they can get moving on construction,” Wetzel said of Outagamie Co-op Services.
Outagamie Co-op Services purchased the property in 2007.
At that time, the land was located in the town of Weyauwega.
The property was subsequently annexed into the city.
The project was on hold for a time, before the Subway Restaurant was built on the site.
The convenience station part of the project was on hold until the developer recently brought it forward again to the city.
When the site plan for the project was initially approved by the council in the fall of 2009, plans called for the creation of a new Tax Incremental Financing District in the city.
While the council did approve the creation of TIF District No. 6 for that area, Wetzel said it was never actually created.
“Right now, there is not a TIF district there,” he said.