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Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:59

Design review panel signs off on Aurora project that would facilitate consolidation of two facilities in city

    A plan to significantly expand Aurora Health Care’s clinic on Grand Avenue near Highway LL on Port Washington’s west side so the health care provider can consolidate its two clinics in the city was recommended for approval Tuesday by Port’s Design Review Board.
    The 15,384-square-foot addition will be built on the south end of the existing facility, project manager Jason Daye told the board, and will match the design of the current structure.
    “We want this to look seamless,” he said.
    He noted that when the clinic was built, it was designed with the idea that an addition would someday be needed.
    The front entrance will be reconfigured to create a drop-off area, Daye said, noting people currently use the driving lane when dropping off patients.
    The clinic currently houses six family medicine physicians, as well as X-ray, blood drawing, pharmacy and rehabilitation departments.
    The addition will add 11 doctors and expand the pharmacy and rehabilitation services, Daye said, and include an optical department.
    When the addition is completed, he said, a total of 60 employees will work from the facility, which will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays.
    In addition to the building addition, the project will also include expansion of the parking lot, Daye said.
    Public Works Director Rob Vanden Noven asked if the plan could be tweaked to retain an island in the parking lot, saying that it will break up a long stretch of pavement — something Daye said would likely be done.
    The Plan Commission will consider the health-care provider’s request when it meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.  
    In other action, the board:
    n Recommended the Plan Commission approve a plan to renovate the former Car Quest building at 702 W. Grand Ave. to accommodate a car repair business.
    Anna Lindem told the board that Lindem’s Auto plans to open a shop at the site, adding two overhead garage doors facing Grand Avenue and one facing Maple Street.Daily Press
    There would be some landscaping done in the parking lot, she said, and a new sign erected. Instead of a monument sign, Lindem asked if the sign could be elevated to ensure people can see around it.
    The building, she said, would be painted white with a forest green mansard roof.
    n The board also recommended approving a plan for a small control building near the electrical substation at the We Energies power plant.
    American Transmission Co. is replacing wires between the substation and a Saukville substation, and is adding a second circuit as part of this plan. To accommodate this, a 24-by-35-foot control building needs to be added at the power plant, officials said.
    The building would be inside a fence at the plant, and landscaping will be added to help screen the structure.
    The Plan Commission will review this request when it meets Feb. 15.