Former ThedaCare site awaits council approval
By Bert Lehman
The Clintonville Plan Commission approved rezoning the former ThedaCare office property at 32 Hughes St. from B1 – Downtown Business District to R2 – Residential District.
The purpose of the rezoning is to allow Ricky and Shelley Liebman to convert the building into a single-family residence and eventually a duplex.
At a plan commission public hearing March 20, Clintonville City Administrator Chuck Kell said the property is currently zoned B1, which does allow for duplexes if certain criteria is met.
Kell said Liebman would like to have the property rezoned.
Kell added that duplex zoning requires 10,000 square feet. The lot in question is 18,000 square feet, Kell said. A duplex property must also have a minimum width of 80 feet. The lot in question is 120 feet by 149 feet.
“It meets all the area standards for a duplex,” Kell said during the public hearing.
Kell said all the surrounding property is zoned R1 – single family residence. The exception is the property across the street, which is the Aster property.
Ricky Liebman told the plan commission that he and his wife would probably convert the building to a duplex sooner rather than later.
“The whole premise of us doing this is we’re downsizing,” Ricky Liebman said.
They currently own a large house in the Embarrass area, which they plan on selling.
He said they would start remodeling the former ThedaCare office building as soon as the property is rezoned.
The rezoning request will have to be approved by the Clintonville City Council.