Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Richfield, northwest of Milwaukee, has approved a ban on fast-food restaurants in certain areas.
A community outside Wauwatosa has joined the movement to restrict chain restaurants. Richfield's planning commission voted last week to ban construction of new fast-food restaurants near large residential areas, reported the Associated Press. Richfield is northwest of Milwaukee near West Bend. A proposed zoning amendment in Wauwatosa calls for the restriction or prohibition of chain restaurants in East Tosa. Under the amendment, the city would be able to turn away such restaurants in the stretch of North Avenue from 60th Street to 76th Street (Wauwatosa Avenue). The Wauwatosa Common Council is expected to make a decision on the amendment later this month April. A ban on fast-food restaurants was enacted in Sister Bay in 2010, reported the …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Zoning change would prohibit new "formula restaurants" on North Avenue between 60th and 76th streets as business district turns more eclectic. A public hearing is scheduled for March 11.
With broad-based support on the Common Council, Wauwatosa seems set to prohibit chain restaurants on North Avenue in East Tosa. Under a proposed amendment to the zoning code, the city could reject "formula restaurants" from the business district that stretches 16 blocks from North 60th Street to Wauwatosa Avenue (76th Street). The measure was introduced Tuesday night at a meeting of the Committee of the Whole by Ald. Joel Tilleson of the 5th District, which includes the north side of the avenue. Prohibited by the zoning change would be any restaurant meeting the criteria of a formula restaurant, which include: As introduced, Tilleson's proposal offered the Common Council the opportunity to impose the ban on either or both the North Avenue/…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Plan for auto parts store in former Blockbuster building advances strongly on two key votes and is virtually certain to pass the full Common Council next week, as citizens, city can find no basis for denying or delaying it.
- Jim Price
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
"Sausage-making at it's finest." So said Ald. Craig Wilson shortly after midnight Wednesday, when a meeting that started at 8 p.m. Tuesday finally adjourned. The process was more akin to the emulsification of an issue – although the end product still strongly resembled its beginnings. After marathon hearings on consecutive nights, a conditional use permit for an O'Reilly Auto Parts store at 6102 W. North Ave. marched forward toward final approval next week before the Common Council. On Monday, the request received a unanimous thumbs-up from the Wauwatosa Plan Commission. Tuesday night, it earned a second strong recommendation from the Community Development Committee, polling 4-2 for approval. But those solid votes in favor came only after …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
But Mayor Didier, who raised initial objections, has not responded to alteration of housing plan.
A proposal to swap condominiums for a $6.5 million assisted living and memory care complex in the Mount Tosa Neighborhood development, tabled by the city in June, earned approval from a city committee Tuesday. The 40-unit condominium portion of the project remains in the mix, but would move to another parcel in the 17.3-acre development, as outlined in an amended developer’s agreement approved unanimously by the Community Development Committee. The revisions also call for a 49-unit apartment complex to be bumped to 60 units, with the total number of units for the mixed residential project to increase from 427 to 454 units. The Mount Tosa development is on the city's west side, at North 113th Street and West Walnut Road. A zoning change to …