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File #: R-2019-0086    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/5/2019 In control: Safety & Development Committee
On agenda: 2/5/2019 Final action: 2/5/2019
Title: Resolution relative to determination of Special Use Permit for the expansion of Tall Guy and a Grill, an existing catering business at 6733 W. Lincoln Ave.
Sponsors: Safety & Development Committee
Attachments: 1. R-2019-0086 signed, 2. R-2019-0086 signed SUP, 3. R-2019-0086, 4. AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION - R-2019-0086
Related files: R-2019-0100, 2019-0032


Resolution relative to determination of Special Use Permit for the expansion of Tall Guy and a Grill, an existing catering business at 6733 W. Lincoln Ave.



WHEREAS, Dan Nowak, d/b/a Tall Guy and a Grill, duly filed with the City Clerk an application for a Special Use Permit, pursuant to Sec. 12.41(2) and Sec. 12.16 of the Revised Municipal Code, to expand Tall Guy and a Grill catering within the multi-tenant building at 6733-35 W. Lincoln Ave.; and,


WHEREAS, after due notice, a public hearing was held by the Common Council on February 5th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the Common Council Chambers to consider the application; and,


WHEREAS, the Common Council, having carefully considered the evidence presented at the public hearing and the following pertinent facts noted:


1.                     The applicant, Dan Nowak, d/b/a Tall Guy and a Grill, currently occupies the space at 6735 W. Lincoln Ave. and is looking to renovate the remaining tenant space at 6733 W. Lincoln Ave. and expand his business to occupy the entire building.


2.                     The applicant owns the existing building at 6733-35 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as follows:


All that land of the owner being located in the Northeast ¼ of Section 10, Township 6 North, Range 21 East, City of West Allis, Milwaukee County, State of Wisconsin describes as follows:


Lot 3 and East 24.70 feet of Lot 2 in Lincoln Square subdivision.


Tax Key No.  490-0368-000


Said land located at: 6733-35 W. Lincoln Ave.


3.                     The applicant is proposing to remodel the remaining 2,000+ sq. ft. area within the 4,800 sq. ft.  multi-tenant commercial building to occupy the entire space for his catering business.


4.                     The aforesaid premises is zoned C-2 Neighborhood Commercial District under the Zoning Ordinance of the City of West Allis, which permits caterers (food production, limited) as a Special Use, pursuant to Sec. 12.41(2) and Sec. 12.16 of the Revised Municipal Code.


5.                     The subject property is part of a commercial corridor along W. Lincoln Ave. and W. Beloit Rd., which is zoned C-2 Neighborhood Commercial District.  Properties to the south are zoned for low-density residential use.  Properties to the north and west of the subject property are used for commercial purposes.  Properties to the south and east of the subject property are mainly used for low density residential uses.   


6.                     The proposed development should not adversely contribute to traffic volumes or traffic flow in the area, as the property offers off-street parking and is served by public transit.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of West Allis that the application of Dan Nowak, d/b/a Tall Guy and a Grill, to expand an existing catering business within the remaining portion of the multi-tenant building located at 6733-35 W. Lincoln Ave., be, and is hereby granted on the following grounds:


That the establishment, maintenance and operation of the proposed use, with the imposition of certain conditions hereinafter set forth, reasonably satisfies the standards set forth in Secs. 12.16 of the Revised Municipal Code, so as to permit the issuance of a Special Use Permit as therein provided.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said Special Use Permit is granted subject to the following conditions:


1.                     Site, Landscaping, Screening and Architectural Plans.  The grant of this Special Use Permit is subject to and conditioned upon the Site, Landscaping, Screening and Architectural Plans approved on February 5, 2019 by the City of West Allis Plan Commission as provided in Sec. 12.13 of the Revised Municipal Code of the City of West Allis.  No alteration or modification of the approved plan shall be permitted without approval by the Plan Commission.


2.                     Building Plans, Fire Codes and Licenses.  The grant of this special use is subject to building plans being submitted to and approved by the Department of Building Inspections and Neighborhood Services and by the Fire Department. All applicable Federal, State and local licenses being applied for and approved.  Seating capacity shall be in accordance with limits of occupancy load calculations as approved by Building Inspection and Fire Department.


3.                     Catering Operations.


A.                     Excessive odors from cooking on premises shall be controlled within limits of current technology.

B.                     Excessive noise and vibrations shall not emanate from the building.

C.                     Exterior pest control shall be contracted on a monthly basis.

D.                     All exterior doors and windows closed to prevent excess noise from entering the adjacent neighborhood.

E.                      Licensed operation. Necessary State and Local licenses being obtained in conjunction with the existing business. Of note, the applicant holds a Class A liquor license which was adopted under special use resolution R-2018-0086 on 2/6/18. 


4.                     Hours of Operation.  The approved hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., 7 days a week. 


The applicant plans for general business hours to be from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., typically the applicant departs the site in early afternoon and then returns to unload the trucks anytime between 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


5.                     Paving and Drainage.  A Paving and Drainage Plan shall be submitted to the Department of Building Inspections and Neighborhood Services for approval.


6.                     Off-Street Parking.  In accordance with Sec. 12.19 of the Revised Municipal Code, 16 parking spaces are required on site, including at least one ADA-compliant stall.  Six (6) parking spaces will be provided, which includes parking for up to 2 delivery vehicles.  Per Sec. 12.16(9)(a) of the Revised Municipal Code, the Common Council hereby waives the parking requirements of the district.


7.                     Litter.  Employees shall inspect the area and immediate vicinity and pick up litter on a daily basis. Refuse, recyclables, grease and other waste materials will be fully enclosed within an approved 4-sided structure to match the building.


8.                     Window Signage.  Any building window signage shall not exceed twenty (20) percent of each window’s area. 


9.                     Marketing Displays.  The use of pennants, special lighting, flags, streamers or other signage typically temporary in nature, hanging, floating or attached to a structure or vehicle shall not be permitted.


10.                     Deliveries and Refuse Collection.  Refuse collection to be provided by commercial hauler and stored within a four-sided enclosure large enough to accommodate all outdoor storage of refuse and recyclable containers and/or compactor.


All tenants of the property will be required to abide by the City of West Allis health/public nuisance rules per Chapter 7 of the Revised Municipal Code. Because there are residents that live within the mixed-use neighborhood adjacent to the site, delivery operations and refuse pick up shall only be permitted during daytime hours. These functions shall not be permitted between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.


11.                     Pagers, Intercoms.  The use of outdoor pagers, intercoms, or loud speakers shall not be permitted on site.  Person-to-person conversation, as typical within drive-thru operations via speakers and microphones, is permitted, subject to noise/volume controls, as necessary.


12.                     Sidewalk Repair.  The grant of this Special Use Permit is subject to compliance with Policy No. 2814 of the Revised Municipal Code relative to the City’s sidewalk improvement policy as it relates to damaged, abutting sidewalk.


13.                     Outdoor Lighting.  The grant of this Special Use Permit is subject to all lighting fixtures being orientated and/or shielded in such a manner that no light splays from the property boundaries.


14.                     Noxious Odors, Etc.  The use shall not emit foul, offensive, noisome, noxious or disagreeable odors, gases, or effluvia into the air. Mechanical systems shall be maintained to efficiently remove noxious odors.


15.                     Pollution.  The use shall not cause any noxious or unwholesome liquid or substance or any dirt, mud, sand, gravel, or stone refuse or other materials to be deposited upon any public right of way or flow into any sanitary sewer, storm sewer, or water supply system, or onto adjacent properties.


16.                     Expiration of Special Use Permit.  Any special use approved by the Common Council shall lapse and become null and void one (1) year from and after that approval if the use has not commenced, construction is not underway, or the owner has not obtained a valid building permit.  An extension of these time limitations may be granted without a public hearing by the Common Council by resolution reauthorizing the special use in accordance with the following criteria:


A.                     The applicant requesting the extension shall complete a planning application available from the Department of Development and shall submit a $250.00 extension fee.


B.                     A written explanation for the extension of time shall accompany the planning application along with a timeline/schedule for obtaining necessary permits, zoning, state and municipal approvals and a target date for construction start;


C.                     The request for extension shall be submitted within sixty (60) days of the expiration of the special use permit;


D.                     The extension, if granted, shall be valid for a period of six (6) months.  If no building permit has been issued and construction has not commenced within six (6) months from and after the extension has been granted, the special use shall become null and void.


17.                     Miscellaneous


A.                     Applicants are advised that the foregoing conditions are reasonably necessary to protect the public interest and to secure compliance with the standards and requirements specified in Sec. 12.16 of the Revised Municipal Code; that the issuance of the special use is expressly subject to compliance with said conditions.


B.                     The use, as granted herein, is subject to applicants’ compliance with all other state and local laws and regulations which may be applicable to the proposed use of the real estate in question.


C.                     The special use, as granted herein, shall run with the land and benefit and restrict all future owners and occupants of the property, unless the use shall lapse or be terminated and the use will not be altered or extended (including structural alterations and/or additions) without the approval of the Common Council, following public hearing, all as provided in Sec. 12.16 of the Revised Municipal Code.


18.                     Lapse.  If the applicant does not meet all of the terms and conditions set forth in this grant of a special use within one year of the granting thereof, then the Special Use Permit shall lapse and become null and void and the applicant shall forfeit any right to use the property as conferred by the Special Use Permit.  The failure of the applicant to meet the terms and conditions of the Special Use Permit shall subject the permit to being declared void by the Common Council after notice to the applicant and a hearing before the Safety and Development Committee. Upon a finding and recommendation by the Committee to the Common Council on the matter, the applicant and/or any interested person may make comments regarding the matter to the Common Council prior to the Common Council’s next regular meeting following the recommendation.  Upon the Common Council’s finding that the Special Use Permit has lapsed and become void, the applicant shall cease all operations at the property.


19.                     Termination of Special Use.  If the person or entity granted the special use violates, allows or suffers the violation of the ordinances of the City of West Allis, the State of Wisconsin or the United States on the premises covered by the special use, then the special use may be terminated.


20.                     Acknowledgement.  That the applicants sign an acknowledgment that he has received these terms and conditions and will abide by them.


The undersigned applicant agrees to the terms and conditions and has agreed that the grant of the Special Use Permit is conditioned on meeting the terms and conditions of this resolution.




Dan Nowak, d/b/a Tall Guy and a Grill, tenant and property owner




Mailed to applicants on the


______day of ____________, 2019



City Clerk


cc:  Dept. of Development

       Div. of Planning

       Building Inspections and Neighborhood Services