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12-bed addiction treatment center planned

The Sheboygan Planning Commission voted to recommend a rezone to allow a residential treatment facility.

According to Director of Planning and Development Chad Pelishek, the commission voted to approve the rezone measure at its Jan. 14 meeting.

The recommendation went before the City Council at its Monday meeting following a public hearing.

The rezone vote aims to allow Rogers Behavioral Health to build an inpatient drug treatment center at a vacant property on South Wildwood Avenue.

That parcel is currently zoned as “urban industrial” and the commission wants to see it modified to “suburban office” for the treatment facility.

City documents show the proposed development includes a 12-bed community based residential facility to treat drug addiction through inpatient and outpatient therapy.

According to the documents, the building would be constructed on a 3.13-acre property, the former site of an automotive repair businesses.

The repair business ceased operation in 2004 and the property was torn down in 2007.

“The original Urban Industrial (UI) zoning designation was applicable at the time given the previous automotive repair facility business and the surrounding industrial operations to the east,” city documents state.

“However, with the commercial development and the redevelopment along the S. Taylor Drive corridor over the past 15 years, the proposed rezoning is more consistent with surrounding commercial land use conditions.”

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