Kwik Trip Proposed for NW Corner of Spring, Highway 31

The Mount Pleasant Planning Commission on Dec. 16 will hear a presentation for a proposed Kwik Trip gas station and convenience store for the northwest corner of Spring Street and Highway 31.

If approved, it would be built next to the old Trautwein schoolhouse building and be listed at 4924 Spring Street. A public notice has been placed at the site because construction of the gas station would require Kwik Trip purchasing two to three residential properties on Spring Street and then requesting they be rezoned for commercial development.

Public hearings are required by state statute whenever a property is being rezoned and/or the municipality’s comprehensive plan is being changed.

Kwik Trip would be located across the street from the newly approved Willkomm gas station/restaurant/car wash project. Members of the village plan commission Monday unanimously passed their recommendation onto the village board for full approval.

The Willkomm development has an estimated value of $6 million and will require more significant improvements on Spring Street east of Highway 31, including a better right turn lane from 31 onto Spring Street. Willkomm Company also owns the Mobil station/Burger King on Washington Avenue in Mount Pleasant.

Trustees will take up the Willkomm matter at the Dec. 14 board meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall.

There is a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 about the Kwik Trip proposal, and the Dec. 16 Planning Commission meeting begins at 1 p.m. at Village Hall.