Written by MARK JAEGER
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 15:45
Expansion continues at Cold Springs Rd. site; new directory released
It didn’t come close to matching the $15 million expansion plans endorsed last month, but the Village of Saukville Community Development Authority approved yet another building project last week at Charter Steel.
The steel processing company got the green light to build a 3,000-square-foot building for bin storage of raw materials at its plant at 1658 Cold Springs Rd.
Tim Knepprath, the contractor on the project, told the CDA the free-standing, open-sided structure will be erected on the north side of the property.
“We are including a roof to protect some of the raw material, which by village code makes it a building,” Knepprath said.
The cost of the building was estimated at $150,000.
The CDA also approved a pair of new business signs. They include a sign for Mr. Mover, 500 N. Progress Dr.; and Toyo Jidoki America Corporation, which subleasing space in the Matrix Packaging building, 680 N. Dekora Woods Blvd.
The group also got to preview a new business and industrial park directory.
Economic Development Director Marilyn Haroldson said the directory was created as the result of a recent roundtable gathering of business owners.
“The business owners told us they wanted to know more about the businesses around them,” Haroldson said.
The directory identifies 55 businesses in the business park and surrounding area. Included are the business name, address, telephone number and a brief description of what they do.
There is also an aerial photograph of the business park.
“We see the directory as a good tool to share with prospective businesses, to show this is a thriving area,” Haroldson said.
CDA member John Ross said the directory might be eye-opening to village residents, as well.
“A lot of people don’t realize the progress we have made in the development of our industrial park,” Ross said.
The back page of the directory includes a plug for the village’s community development loan program, which offers up to $50,000 in low-cost loans to new or existing businesses.