Self-storage developer Kendall Breunig is seeking approval from the Greenfield, Wis., planning commission to turn a vacant warehouse in Milwaukee into an EZ Self-Storage facility. The property at 3645 W. Loomis Road formerly operated as Chocolate House Inc., a candy-making plant that closed in 2012.
Breunig’s plan includes renovating the existing 29,000-square-foot warehouse and adding a 12,000-square-foot second floor inside the west end. It also includes constructing two new buildings encompassing 7,500 square feet of storage space.
In 2013, apartment developer Metropolitan Associates proposed tearing down the warehouse and building two 30-unit apartment buildings, but later withdrew the plan, according to Chuck Erickson, Greenfield’s community-development manager.
Erickson said the planning commission reviewed the storage proposal last week and members were generally supportive. Breunig will share more details about the development at the next planning board meeting in July, according to the source.
EZ Self-Storage operates seven facilities in Milwaukee. The company offers residential, commercial and vehicle storage.