Developer Seeks Zoning Approval to Build Self-Storage Facility and Coffee House in Muskego, WI

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A self-storage developer hopes to convert a former car dealership in Muskego, Wis., into a self-storage facility that will include a coffee house. Alex Simic, owner of Storage Master LLC, has requested a conditional-use grant to build a 55,000-square-foot storage facility at S66 W.14444 Janesville Road. The property is the former home of the Salentine Buick dealership, which closed in 2013, and near Tess Corners Business Park.

The storage conversion would include 325 indoor units and 186 outdoor spaces for vehicle parking, according to a proposal filed with the city. In addition, part of the dealership’s building would be converted to a 3,000-square-foot coffee house, dubbed MUG (Muskego Urban Gathering) Place. The coffee house would also feature three meeting rooms available for public rental.

“The intent of MUG Place is an environment where families can gather to enjoy refreshments, play board games, listen to local musicians and/or speakers,” the proposal said.

The city’s planning commission is holding a public hearing on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to discuss the proposal.

Storage Master operates four facilities in Milwaukee, New Berlin, Oak Creek and Racine, Wis.

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