A mini warehouse facility is planned for land on the south side of East Albert Street in Portage.

Applicant Donald Roeker is planning to build the storage structures there pending city approval of a site plan for the project.

Roeker received a conditional use permit for the facility this week from the Plan Commission on a 6-0 vote, following a public hearing.

One neighbor expressed concern about lighting and runoff. City officials said those issues would be reviewed when a site plan is put before the planning body.

The warehouses will be near the C.P. Railway. The owner of the property is listed as G. Karl Stewart.

A site plan is an architectural and landscape planning document of proposed improvements. The Plan Commission commonly approves site plans for new construction. Conditional use permits relate to zoning and permitted uses within various residential, commercial and manufacturing zones.

Car wash

City leaders also gave approval to Jim and Jon Crawford to build a car wash building adjacent to Jim’s BP station at 2211 West Wisconsin St.

The car wash, according to Jon Crawford, will not be your typical car wash. It will be fun and flashy, he said.

“It is just a really cool car wash,” he told the Plan Commission this week.

A site plan for the project was approved on a 6-0 vote.

The Crawfords said they plan to break ground on the building after Labor Day as to not disrupt their busy summer season at the gas station.

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