Former Gehl site now proposed for hotel and office in West Bend

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Former Gehl site now proposed for hotel and office in West Bend

WEST BEND, WISCONSIN: The City of West Bend has entered into an agreement with RafRad LLC and Kinseth Hospitality with the intention of constructing a hotel and office building in the downtown. This exciting proposal is for a portion of the 8-acre former Gehl site on the corner of Water St. and Forest Ave. and will be a major development in what has become a vibrant and energetic city center.

In partnership with the Washington County Site Development Committee (SRC) the City of West Bend completed a hotel study specifically dedicated to the former Gehl site. City staff approached SRC and identified the site as a high priority redevelopment site. 

Developer Paul Stangl of RafRad LLC, who is also associated with the Hampton Inn and Suites, has been a driving force behind bringing a hotel to downtown West Bend. “We feel this project will not only fill a need in the downtown area but will further draw visitors and the community to the area,” Stangl said.

“We have many great initiatives happening in our downtown,” states City Administrator Jay Shambeau. Those initiatives include the east side of the Riverwalk near completion along with multiple nearby developments.


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