Planning Commission Approves Recommending Construction of Wal-Mart

The Village Board will make a decision on June 21.

The planning commissions approved to recommend the Village Board to approve the construction of a proposed Wal-Mart at the old U.S. Bowling Congress Site on Wednesday night's meeting.

Wal-Mart attorney, architect and engineer addressed concerns that the commission had brought up at the last meeting.

  • A walkway will be constructed that connects from 76th Street to the entrance of Wal-Mart.
  • A cell tower above the U.S. Bowling Congress will be removed and placed somewhere else.
  • The commission is asking for more landscape.
  • Wal-Mart might have to buy more land from Martin Luther High School.

On June 21 there will be a second public hearing. Following the public hearing the village board will make a decision whether or not to approve the construction a Wal-Mart in Greendale.

Bren June 11, 2011 at 12:28 AM
Of course Walmart "might have to buy more land from Martin Luther High School." The current space only allows a paltry 390 cars. So much for a small-format Walmart! It's obvious that the same thing that has happened in small communities around the U.S. is going to happen here. Grow, grow, grow, or grow and move away, leaving an enormous eyesore behind. If this construction is approved, it's going to have a very negative impact on Greendale and Greenfield as discussed elsewhere on this site. Hope the Village board wipes the stars and dollar signs from their eyes and stops this Walmart from happening in our back yards. If not, it's another hard lesson for the present and future that votes have consequences.
Concerned For Greendale June 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Bren brings up some great issues; the designed parking lot only holds 390 cars. Buying more land from Martin Luther High School; apparently the Bowling Congress property is NOT large enough for Wal-Mart. Will Wal-Mart eventually buy the broken down strip mall just to the south and WOW -- Greendale suddenly has a full blown Wal-Mart. How could that have happened under the watchful eyes of our Village Board. Run, don't walk to the June 21st Board Meeting and let our Village Officials know that GREENDALE DOES NOT WANT A WAL-MART.
the tree June 12, 2011 at 04:59 PM
I say run, don't walk to the meeting and thank the Village Officials for bringing WalMart to our slowing deteriorating village. Notice all the vacant stores lately? Nobody else wants us. Get rid of the bubble. We are suffocating. And way too much inner breeding going on.


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