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Open House for Walmart on Brookfield/New Berlin Border

An informational open house has been scheduled after residents expressed concerns over the proposed development, which has zoning problems.

An informational open house for a proposed Walmart Supercenter in New Berlin on the border with Brookfield will be held after residents expressed disapproval of the big-box store earlier this month.

The open house will feature site plans and renderings for the proposed development located at 15205 and 15375 W. Greenfield Ave. from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 23 at Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 S. Calhoun Rd.

There will be an open house format with no formal presentation. The developer and its representatives — Jim Frayn with Manhard Consulting Ltd., and Deborah Tomczyk with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. — will be available to answer questions. 

The location for the proposed Walmart needs a rezoning and also needs a change in the city's land use plan, reported New Berlin Now. The zoning area is for single-family homes, with the exception of Charcoal Grill.

Residents expressed concerns such as heavy traffic, potential flooding problems, parking issues, crime and 24-hour lighting near residences, according to a story in New Berlin Now. 

The New Berlin Plan Commission will vote on whether to recommend the changes to the zoning area on Feb. 4.

J Borch January 16, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Don't do it! Walmart is disgusting.
Michael McClusky January 16, 2013 at 02:18 PM
We have enough retail outlets around here! Heck, I think we can survive without Walmart!
Michele Pavlovic January 17, 2013 at 03:04 AM
Hope New Berlin cares for their citizens more than Brookfield does. Mayor Ponto would drool over this in his city and not think twice about how it would affect nearby residents.
Jessica January 27, 2013 at 10:26 PM
There is not a need for Walmart in this area; there is a Walmart in Muskego, Waukesha and a Sam's Club. Walmart will not bring a positive image for Brookfield or New Berlin. I live about an hour and half from this area yet work here as well so my vote is NO! Brookfield and New Berlin can work together to bring something more appealing to the area. For once, can the local politicians actually listen to your residents.
Joe S May 12, 2013 at 11:17 PM
How many miles away is the one that already exists south of this site at Moorland & National? Five? (maybe?) Why can't we attract a different business. Unfortunately, Corporate America and their greed are already getting away with paying us "Walmart" wages but I think a different type of shopping experience would do us all a little good;

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