A real estate developer plans to build 60,000 square feet of self-storage space and 9,000 square feet for retail businesses on a vacant lot in Cudahy, Wis. This week Ken Breunig received conceptual approval from the city Plan Commission to develop separate buildings on 5 acres south of the Lake Parkway and west of S. Pennsylvania Ave.
The self-storage facility still needs a conditional-use permit, which the commission will consider at its May 14 meeting. Breunig said he plans to begin construction this fall if the project is approved. The facility will be built on the back end of the parcel, he said, with the retail space built close to Pennsylvania Ave. He plans to try to obtain tenant commitments before starting construction on the retail space.
Breunig was able to proceed with the project after the Common Council unanimously voted on April 3 to eliminate the city's moratorium prohibiting the development of mini-storage buildings. He also operates Sunset Investors and E-Z Self-Storage, and has developed similar buildings in the Milwaukee area.