New drive-thru cafe offered in Mukwonago | Waukesha Co. Business News

MUKWONAGO — A new drive-thru cafe is proposed to be added at the end of the village strip mall at 827 S. Rochester St.

The proposal, from plaintiff Ulrich Jentzsch, would place the cafe next to the proposed change to the Subway restaurant, next to the Subway drive-thru.

The application includes changing the property’s zoning from multi-tenant commercial to B-2. The proposed outdoor patio will need to be approved separately. Renderings show four tables on a concrete patio next to the proposed 1,848-square-foot cafe. Decorative fencing is also offered around the outdoor patio near the store’s front door.


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According to village documents, following staff review, a problem arose with the functionality of the drive-thru lanes. Depending on the proposed layout, six vehicles can be accommodated with the proposed layout. In some cases, queuing vehicles may also block traffic lanes inside the parking area. According to village documents, public safety related to vehicle traffic should be carefully assessed before issuing the conditional use permit.

The site plan has been revised to include a speed bump and directional signs at the northeast corner of the building. Additionally, a vehicle with an attached boat trailer is shown exiting the passing lane.

At a village board meeting in June, the item was approved 4-3. Some council members spoke of safety issues with the drive-thru. The proposal, with updated renderings, will likely be presented to the Planning Commission for consideration.