Discussion/Action regarding a Site Plan modification for Bilda's Friess Lake Pub, located at 4493 STII 167 (Tax Key: V10_0432) — Wisconsin Department of Transportation & Bilda Regan LLC, petitioners.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has notified the Village and owners of Bilda's Friess Lake Pub, located at 4493 STH 167 (Tax Key: V10_0432), that due to the reconstruction of the intersection of STH 164 and STH 167, the entrance to their property must be moved approximately 262' to the east.
Since the WisDOT is the only governmental entity that controls access onto State Highways, they are mandating the current access be abandoned for safety reasons. This is due to the former exit's proximity to the roundabout. Much of the site will not change. The biggest change is the access point. It will be a 24' wide drive lane. To match the new driveway approach with the existing parking lot, they are proposing to feather-in and match a newly paved area labeled "Proposed Additional Pavement".
The parking area directly north of the building where cars could enter the site from their old access point will no longer have parking. Bilda's former entrance point will be closed and restored with a grass boulevard. Parking stalls will be created along the northernmost boundary, creating a 22' wide drive lane to reach the western parking area. The area in the southeast will remain unchanged, but for the waste dumpster being relocated to this area. According to WisDOT officials, the amount of parking stalls will not change. A similar approach was taken with WisDOT for the property located on the northeast corner of STH 164 and CTH Q. If that site ever becomes redeveloped, the WisDOT will require them to vacate their southernmost access. In the end, even though this matter is slated for "discussion/action" tonight, the Village does not have a choice in the access modification.
WisDOT officials, who are professional engineers, will be personally overseeing the construction occurring on this property. In an effort to reach out to the property owners, they were contacted and expressed their support for the proposed change.