Chipotle, T-Mobile may occupy new strip mall

Building in empty lot next to Meijer to accommodate four tenants


Ozaukee Press staff

A casual Mexican eatery and a cell phone store are slated to come to Grafton, pending Plan Commission approval.

The commission on Wednesday was scheduled to hold public hearings and vote on conditional use permits for a Chipotle restaurant and a T-Mobile store, as well as  a site plan for the commercial building that both would occupy at 1620 Port Washington Rd.

The pair would be part of a new 6,700-square-foot strip mall to be built on a 1.29-acre lot south of the Meijer main entrance.

Chipotle and T-Mobile would occupy both ends of the strip mall with two open spots yet to be filled in the middle. Stores will be between 1,358 to 2,331 square feet.

The site plan calls for 48 parking spaces for the building.

Chipotle is slated to be 2,331 square feet and have a patio and pickup window.  The T-Mobile store is to encompass 1,622 square feet.

Construction is scheduled to start this spring and be completed in fall.

The building’s driveway would be shared with Meijer’s, with access from Port Washington Road.

Alrig USA, a privately held commercial real estate investment and development firm based in Detroit, is applying to build the strip mall.

Community Development staff recommended approval of the building and two stores with several conditions, including adding a bike rack on a paved surface. The village requires one as part of all conditional use permits, Community Development Director Jessica Wolff said.

“Grafton is a bike-friendly community,’ she said.

Alrig USA doesn’t own the property yet. It is expected to purchase it from Meijer if the commission approves plans for the building, Wolff said.

If approved, Alrig USA would have its building plan reviewed by the state, then apply for local building permits, she said.

Wolff said she is glad that the lot will bring more businesses to Grafton.

“It’s nice to see the site finally developed,” she said.

When two stores are found for the other spots, they will go through the same process with the Plan Commission as Chipotle and T-Mobile, Wolff said.



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