Promotional advertising firm Sky High Marketing is seeking preliminary review of conceptual plan to expand the vacant Associated Bank building at North Grand and Wisconsin avenues in downtown Waukesha, and use it for its new headquarters.
The firm is looking to construct a 15,900-square-foot addition to the existing 23,830-square foot branch building, according to an agenda for the city's Redevelopment Authority. The plan would extend the building along the entire block between Grand Avenue and Clinton Street and absorb most of a city-owned parking lot at that corner.
Sky High Marketing is currently located in another former bank building, 259 W. Broadway, in downtown's Five Points intersection.
The new addition, according to documents submitted to the RDA, would allow the company to add 4,372-square-feet for screen printing and storage and 6,759-square-feet for warehouse, knitting and shipping and receiving activities. Space in the existing Associated Bank structure would be used for offices and conference spaces, but a there would also be a sizable space devoted to embroidery work. The company would also retrofit the existing drive-thru portion of the bank, using it as a commons/events space.
In a voicemail message left with BizTimes early Monday morning, Sky High Marketing CEO Josh Kozinski said the company was in a "very early, due diligence period."
"We’re still in a very early period of looking at the project to determine whether or not is is something we are going to go ahead with," Konzinski said.
Mayor Shawn Reilly said discussions have been going on with the company for several months about its interest in the former bank building and parking lot.
Street parking in downtown Waukesha is at premium, but Reilly said a deal being considered would allow the city to use company’s parking lot at the site during the evening.
“It would be the same number of spaces roughly, the public would just lose use of it during the day,” Reilly said.
The RDA is slate to review the "conceptual plan" when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday at Waukesha's City Hall.