The City of Stoughton Plan Commission approved or recommended several requests at its 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13 virtual meeting, including a permit for a downtown artisan production shop.

The commission recommended approval of a proposed conditional use permit application by Joanne Grassman for the space at 501 E. Main St. known as the Doughboy Building, which has been vacant for several years. The application now moves to the Common Council for a final vote.

Grassman, who told the Hub earlier this year she plans to rename the building “Grand Inspired,” said it would feature a woodworking maker space in the back where people can use professional equipment and attend seminars and classes. The front of the space would be an artisan handmade furniture shop.

Grassman partnered with the City of Stoughton in July to apply for a $72,000 Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation grant to rehabilitate municipal downtowns. She said she intends to keep the space’s historic character intact.

When asked at Monday night’s meeting about plans for a "membership" structure, Grassman said it would be based on monthly usage, divided into hobbyists and professionals.

The commission also approved a request by Cummins for a site plan for an employee shelter and patio area at their building on 1801 Hwy. 51, and recommended Common Council approval of land divisions at 2124 Hoel Circle in Stoughton and 1442 Lake Kegonsa Road in Rutland.

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