The Whitefish Bay Village Board will meet Monday night to talk about rezoning parking lots on the north side of Silver Spring Drive to accomodate . If the board decides to rezone the property as a Planned Development District, the board's recommendation will be forwarded to the Plan Commission for further action.
New DPW building considered
Whitefish Bay trustees will also consider the possibility of a new Department of Public Works building at the corner of Lydell Avenue and Fairmount Avenue.
The village has rented a portion of the former Oster building in Glendale for its DPW operations since 1994. The village has budgeted $276,300 to rent the space in Glendale this year.
Since December, village employees have been working with MSI General and have come up with a plan for a 41,000 square-foot building at a former incinerator site at the southwest corner of Lydell and Fairmount Avenues. The estimated construction cost is $4.1 million, including appliances and furnishings.
Trustees are expected to discuss whether the current DPW site meets the long-term needs of the village, and whether the village can afford to buy a new facility, given a variety of financing options.