Dollar General plans second Waupaca store
Plan Commission approves project
By Angie Landsverk
Dollar General plans to have stores on both sides of Waupaca by next spring.
The company is moving forward with plans to build a 7,500-square-foot store at the corner of Royalton and Churchill streets.
The city’s Plan Commission reviewed and approved the project’s site plan when it met on July 11.
“We’ve been working on the project for some time,” said Mike Pfefferle, the agent for the project.
A year ago, representatives from Dollar General’s corporate office visited the community.
The store on Fulton Street is doing well, he said.
“They want a second location here, which is uncommon in communities,” Pfefferle said.
The corporate office wanted to build a 9,000-square-foot store on the property.
However, the city wanted to see a project fitting for the area, which is zoned B1 Neighborhood Business District.
City staff worked with Pfefferle to come up with a project that meets the developer’s needs and also enhances the property.
Diane’s Restaurant was most recently located on this site.
For many years, Jansen’s Restaurant was there.
“I commend the developer for working with the city to bring a neighborhood building here,” said Brennan Kane, the city’s director of community and economic development.
He said staff worked with the developer a couple months to bring the project to where it is today.
The store will be built on the northeast corner of the site.
The development will include landscaping.
Pfefferle told the Plan Commission the site plan review was the final step for the project.
Approval of the site plan means the developer will work to get all its “due diligence in to Dollar General” by the end of August, according to Pfefferle.
He said construction would then begin shortly after that, with the store to then open in early spring.