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The large development in Mequon from Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin has gotten a little larger.

The developer proposed an additional 6,000 square feet for a sports rehabilitation center, which the plan commission recently approved.  This addition brings the total size of the development on North Port Washington Road to 92,000 square feet.

The amendment to the planned unit development was read at the Oct. 11 common council meeting and will be up for vote at a later date.

“Staff is in support of the changes,” said Assistant Director of Community Development Jac Zader following a presentation of plans.

The addition would be on the east side of the building and take out some of the parking. The development still meets the minimum parking standard, however.

Also added to the east side was an ambulance entrance.

Plan Commissioner Brian Parrish said he was worried about setting a precedent for larger buildings in Mequon.

“Having top-notch medical treatment in Mequon is desirable,” said Alderman Robert Strzelczyk.

During public comments, Scott Nyholm spoke against the project. He mentioned such a large development was hurting his nearby property because people don’t want to rent it. He added that some tenants no longer want a longer-term lease but want to pay month to month.

“This thing is huge,” Nyholm said.

Commissioner Becky Schaefer said all she’d heard up to that point were positive things about the development.

However, six to 12 evergreens or a hedge along the east property line were added to the approval to help block some of the building from view on Nyholm’s property.

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