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Opening of Capitol Cinemas 12 May Be Held Up

Posted on Thursday, May 25th, 1995 and updated on Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 9:26 PM

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Unscreened rooftop units could hold up June 16 opening

Source: Lake Country Reporter, May 25, 1995, page 42
Article reprinted with permission

Village of Pewaukee - Lights, action, cameras, Capitol Cinemas will open June 16, or will it?

The debut of the 12-screen theater on the north side of Capitol Drive may be postponed, but not for dramatic reasons.

The theater's heating, ventilation and air conditioning units on the roof are visible from Capitol Drive. In fact, because the roof is sloped, the entire roof is visible.

That sight upset village officials. The village board, plan commission, architectural control board and zoning board of appeals met Tuesday to discuss development along the highway.

Theater officials explained that because of on "oversight" the HVAC plans were never submitted to any village panel.

HVAC plans do not need local approval. Those plans are approved by the state.

At Tuesday's meeting, the board brainstormed with theater officials to find a way to hide what village president John Laimon called, "pimples all over the top of the building."

One of the suggestions was to put a wrought iron fence along the top of the building.

Building owner Jerry Berchard said he would try to come up with a plan to screen the units.

Those plans need architectural control board approval. That board does not meet until June 21, unless it holds a special meeting.

Board chairman Phil Zblewski indicated that may be a possibility.

This article appears courtesy of:
Lake Country Reporter
440 Cardinal Lane
Hartland, WI 53029

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