The Village of Germantown was waiting for the right opportunity to develop an approximately 225-acre business park at its northwest gateway, conveniently located off USH 41 and Holy Hill Road. Little did they know that it would come out of the blue and require an expedited schedule to meet the demands of the intended anchor tenant for the first phase, in this case Briggs & Stratton. The Village needed about 7,000 feet of sewer and water utilities from offsite. It was necessary to obtain numerous easements and coordinate with WisDOT and the County for permitting on their roads to obtain access.
raSmith worked with the Village to design all public infrastructure, approximately 7,500 feet of offsite sewer and water, DNR waterway and wetland permitting, 2,600 feet of roadway and storm sewer and wetland delineations. Beyond engineering, our team provided the geotech and various utility routing options through private sites.
We provided costs and exhibits to the Village to negotiate easements for off-site utility extensions and prepared final legal documents. DNR permitting and County approvals were obtained expediently and construction administration and staking were performed. Ultimately, the road was built and sewer and water extended to the site in time for Briggs & Stratton’s spring 2019 deadline. Phase 2 is currently out to bid and waiting to commence construction with the water tower.