KEWASKUM — A resort examine that got here in for the village of Kewaskum this month discovered that the group doesn’t have the demand to help a resort all year long.
The Village Board authorised commissioning a resort examine this summer season. Brenda Patek of Patek Hospitality Consultants analyzed Kewaskum, its market and whether or not the demand existed to help a resort.
That examine got here in final week with the conclusion that native enterprise homeowners have been very optimistic about Kewaskum and its course, however that these companies don’t at present produce the type of journey demand that might help a resort.
“Nevertheless, our largest concern concerning resort growth out there is the dearth of weekday demand. Enterprise vacationers sometimes generate demand on Monday by means of Thursday nights, whereas leisure journey or social group journey sometimes happens on weekends, Friday and Saturday nights,” based on the examine’s last report from Patek.
The report mentioned that there was some weekend demand, for tourism-related institutions like Sunburst or the Foundry 45 venue, however not the kind of native enterprise journey that creates weekday demand.
The examine additionally famous the village’s shut proximity to West Bend and the variety of resorts already established which are near the Kewaskum group.
Kewaskum Village Administrator Adam Gitter mentioned the Village Board took the information in stride and moved on to what the village can work on to maintain shifting ahead.
Tax district, Kettle Moraine to get consideration
Gitter mentioned the village goes to be engaged on selling growth in its Tax Incremental Finance District (TID) #3. The district was set as much as promote growth and help the village in paying again the money owed from one other TID that had not carried out in addition to initially anticipated.
He mentioned the village additionally had an incredible group useful resource within the Kettle Moraine and being a gateway to the Kettle Moraine, and they might give attention to how that may profit the group.
“We simply discovered now we have quite a lot of work to do,” Gitter mentioned.
“It doesn’t actually matter what the information is … as a lot as what the truth is, so we are able to take motion,” Gitter added.
The examine thought-about a 14acre parcel managed by the village as a possible web site, based on info shared this summer season when the examine started. The location for resort growth was in TID #3.