Expera seeks CUP for Printpack building
Permit would allow increase in roof, stack height
BY KEVIN BONESKE
A public hearing to consider issuing a conditional use permit to increase the roof and stack height of the building owned by Printpack at 114 W. Kemp St. in Rhinelander will be on the city Planning Commission’s agenda at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The notice of public hearing states the permit application from Expera Specialty Solutions seeks to modify the building’s roof height to a maximum of 55 feet and the stack height to a maximum of 65 feet, for which the permit would be necessary to approve the height exceeding 2 ½ stories or 35 feet.
Though Expera doesn’t own the building, which Printpack used before moving to a new facility in the Rhinelander area along Highway 17, Expera’s Rhinelander mill manager, Jeff Verdoorn, said Expera has an interest in possibly obtaining the property along Kemp Street, but he insists the company hasn’t finalized a project for that site.
Verdoorn declined to discuss specifics as to what the company might want to use that building for and the reason for wanting to increase the height of the roof and stack, stating, “I just don’t have any information I can share with you at this point.”
However, Verdoorn said he plans to be at Tuesday’s Planning Commission public hearing when the permit application will be up for consideration.