Wisconsin to gain new Walmart, Macy’s and Target

Milwaukee -- A Wednesday report by the The Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee said that the Village of Greendale (Wis.) has approved a Walmart and garnered one of several approvals needed for a Macy's at the village’s board meeting held Tuesday.

The board approved rezoning, a special use permit and other plans needed for a 92,000-sq.-ft. Walmart slated to include a pharmacy and grocery with two out-lots for future developments.

Gatlin Development Co., the company that's developing the store for Wal-Mart Stores, didn't give an estimated groundbreaking date, but Scott Satula, village director of inspection services, expects it to be soon, he said.

The village also approved exterior changes at Southridge Mall for the addition of a Macy's department store. Macy's still needs approval for interior changes, Satula said.

In related news, the Brookfield (Wis.) Common Council unanimously approved a rezoning request and site plan Tuesday for a 140,000-sq.-ft. Target store, Quebecor World a second-to-last step before final approval.

The store is part of a larger plan for a retail strip proposed by Ryan Cos. US, of Minneapolis, which could eventually include a restaurant, junior anchor tenant, bank and other retail stores.

The addition of a big-box retailer caused some concern among the city council and residents, and the council asked for several changes to the original plan from Ryan Cos., including greater architectural detail and landscaping enhancements. The requested changes were included in the approved site plan, according to Dan Ertl, director of community development.

Groundbreaking on the Target store is slated for Aug. 31, with store opening projected for October 2012.