PADDOCK LAKE — The first Kwik Trip between I-94 and Lake Geneva is proposed in Paddock Lake, south of Walgreens on Highway 83, while Scooter’s Coffee, a popular drive-through franchise in Nebraska and the Dakotas, is planned to replace Cozi Bakery on Highway 50, east of Westosha Central High School.
Both plans are scheduled to go before the Paddock Lake Planning Commission on Monday. Commissioners are set to review final site and architectural plans at the meeting, set for 6 p.m. at the Village Hall, 6969 236th Ave.
A conditional-use permit for a 30.1-square-foot LED video display message board has also been requested by Kwik Trip.
The Kwik Trip would be just south of the planned Culver’s location, which would be immediately south of Walgreens, located on the southwest corner of the Highway 50/83 intersection.
“There is some excitement in the community about a Kwik Trip,” Village President Terry Burns said, adding there is also some concern being voiced by the owners of other gas stations in the village.
Kwik Trip and Culver’s were both granted conceptual approval last spring. Public hearings on the rezoning and conditional-use requests for Kwik Trip still need to be held, and the developer’s agreement is being drafted. Construction could begin as early as next spring.
“We’re going to see some big change here in Paddock Lake,” Village Administrator Tim Popanda said.
Burns and Popanda anticipate that the addition of these commercial properties will serve as a catalyst for more growth, as did recently completed residential developments.
“There has been a lot of inquiries regarding residential and commercial development projects in the Highway 50, 83 and 75 corridor,” Popanda said.
Popanda said the village has a comprehensive land-use plan and strong design standards in place.
“It works well for this community,” Popanda said. “Other communities have copied our standards.”
The parcels south of Walgreens being considered for these developments are the last two in that area that will be served by the Paddock Lake Sanitary Sewer Service area. Under a boundary agreement forged in 2005 with the Town of Salem, prior to it incorporating into the Village of Salem Lakes, other Paddock Lake property in that area will be served by the Salem Lakes Sanitary District.
The boundary agreement was put in place at a time when town lands were being annexed into the Village of Paddock Lake. It established a specific “growth area” for Paddock Lake. That area stretches from Downtown Paddock Lake east to the boundary with Bristol, west toward Wheatland and south to the old Salem business district.
Anyone who owns land in the growth area who wishes to develop it must be brought into the Village of Paddock Lake by way of an “attachment.” But there is also a sunset clause, at which time all remaining land in the growth area will become part of Paddock Lake.
“About 1,600 acres will come into the village,” Popanda said. “On Dec. 21, 2025, that entire growth area all comes into the Village of Paddock Lake.”
It is possible the boundary agreement will be reviewed or face legal challenge prior to 2025. When Salem incorporated into the Village of Salem Lakes, it was claimed the boundary agreement was no longer valid. However, the state Department of Administration determined it was still applicable.
Traditional German music by the Ed Wagner Brass Band gave the 10th annual Oktoberfest at Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake an authentic atmosphere on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.
Heinz Mattmann, originally from Switzerland, and George Albright, both of New Glarus, play traditional Swiss Alphornbläsers, which are about 11½-feet long, at the 10th annual Oktoberfest Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake.
Traditional German music by the Ed Wagner Brass Band gave the 10th annual Oktoberfest at Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake an authentic atmosphere on Saturday.
Friends Shelley Cooper of Salem Lakes, Kristi Lejcar of Bristol and Mary Burdette of New Munster enjoy some cold brews served in a souvenir German boot at the 10th annual Oktoberfest Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake.
And they’re off! Frontrunner (and return reigning champ) Chewbaca, 4, left the other Doxies in the dust as he runs to his owner at the annual, ever-popular Dachshund Dash at the 10th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday.
After two races, the winners of the Dachshund Dash at the 10th annual Oktoberfest had plenty to grin about. Owners Steven Pacheco, holding Damian, and Jaclyn Pacheco, holding 4-year-old Chewbaca or Chewie, celebrated the dog’s continued winning streak as the top dog with a win the last four years, excluding the event not being held last year during the pandemic. Second-place winner Jax, 5, also brought her owner Jeff Goller of Oak Creek a trophy to take home along with bragging rights.
Four-year-old Pug, Otis, owned by 7-year-old Elaina and 8-year-old Scarlett of Bristol, ran straight to the finish for first place in the All Breed Dash at the 10th annual Oktoberfest Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake. Most of the seven dogs in these races amusingly thought it was more interesting to chase each other and ignore the finish line.
Bristol Fire Department and Salem Rescue Honor Guard members Chris Oliver, Paul Werfelmann and Battalion Chief Wes Miner rang a bell to commemorate the lives lost during the 2001 attack on the Twin Towers in New York. Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue Chief Jim Lejcar gave a short dedication message during the 10th annual Oktoberfest Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake.
Anne Jensen with Salon Distinction in Paddock Lake gives Avery Meachum, 11, of Pleasant Prairie some German braids at the 10th annual Oktoberfest Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake. Meachum also sang the National Anthem at the event.
Six-year-old Millie Smekens of Powers Lake concentrates with intensity while decorating her pumpkin during the Oktoberfest event Saturday.
Jacqueline and Andy Boyd of Kenosha stop to take a peek under the hood of a 1969 American Motors AMX, owned by Claud Wideman, also of Kenosha. The Classic Car show included an assortment of various makes and models, including Boyd’s own car, which he called “the smallest car” at the show. The car show was part of the 10th annual Oktoberfest Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake.
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