Dave Reid

Zoning Committee Approves a Drive-thru?

By - Mar 12th, 2008 04:08 am

bank_x200.pngAs there were only two items on the agenda this was one of the quickest Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee meetings in quite some time.

Resolution 071128 proposed a change in zoning from two-family residential to local business which would allow PyraMax Bank to construct a driveway to access new drive-thru banking facilities. This resolution had been held during an earlier ZND meeting because for PyraMax Bank to build the driveway it requires the demolition of a residential property which is generally not encouraged by the Department of City Development. During the meeting Alderman Bob Bauman pointed this out saying “this is another case of substituting an automobile use from a residential use” and went on to indicate he felt projects like this have hurt the City of Milwaukee in the past. Despite these concerns the committee approved the resolution in a large part due to local Alderman Jim Witkowiak support of the resolution.


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