Starbucks set to come to Whitewater

Starbucks has submitted plans to the City of Whitewater for a coffee shop with a drive-thru on the west side of town.

      The Starbucks proposed location is the current site of the Whitewater Quick Lube at 1280 W. Main St.

      The existing building will be torn down and Excel Engineering, based in Fond Du Lac, will build the new building.

      The next steps are to review the site plan and issue a Conditional Use Permit during the May meeting of the City of Whitewater’s Plan and Architectural Review Commission. The property is zoned B-1 and will require a Conditional Use Permit for the drive-thru. Architectural changes in B-1 zoned properties are subject to Conditional Use Permits.

      Whitewater City Manager John Weidl said the redevelopment represents “another concrete positive step forward for this community.”

      “As a very wise elected official I once worked with said, if the local government invests in community, so will others,” he said. “The city will continue to support and, where possible, invest in opportunities that create housing, jobs and bring new businesses to the city.”

      The plan and architectural review commission is set to meet May 8. If the PARC approves the site plan, accepts the design, and approves the Conditional Use Permit, the owner of the land and his representatives can apply for building permits.

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