The first piece of GE Healthcare’s planned $50 million expansion in West Milwaukee won a final approval from the village plan commission.

The panel voted unanimously Tuesday night in favor of a revised site plan for an existing industrial building at 4775 W. Electric Ave. The company leased the 86,000-square-foot structure from Interstate Partners LLC just north of GE Healthcare’s existing plant at 4885 W. Electric Ave.

GE Healthcare plans to employ 120 people at the new site, according to a memo from village engineer Len Roecker.

A company spokeswoman said Wednesday the company had no comment on the plan commission vote.

The commission reviewed additional details it requested on the new operation including fencing and the route for the 20 trucks per day the company said will drive to the plant.

No further approvals are needed from the plan commission or the West Milwaukee Village Board. Roecker will need to sign off on a list of additional informational items before the project proceeds including data on roof-top mechanical and HVAC units and bollards that will protect a liquid nitrogen tank.

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