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Community Meeting for Walmart Opposition

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Caledonians Advocating Responsible Planning have organized a public meeting for anyone with questions/concerns about the proposed Walmart development of a 185,000 sq ft, 24 hr store at the corner of North Green Bay Rd and 4 mile.  Please join us to share information, recent news, sign the petition, get signs and sign up for email notifications. This meeting is extended to anyone within Caledonia or the extended community that feel they will be impacted.  Knowledge is power!! 

Kathy Brantman November 27, 2012 at 10:56 AM
i think it would be a bad move. the area cannot support it and the traffic would be terrible.. Not to mention there are other areas it would be more suitable.. Put it down on Douglas and South st. in Racine. I think if they put one in the area that would seriously cut my losses and MOVE !
JW November 27, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Put it at the corner of 4 mile and 31, where it was proposed last year, it really is a good location for something like this... better than the alternative proposal. The sad thing is CARP (I like that... inidicative of smelly fish that most people do not care for) or CCREP or whatever that group calls itself this week is by its very nature going to be more vocal and more organized than those who merely "would like more stores and options" on our end of greater Racine. Those who do not want it will be louder, will have the stickers, pins, ribbons, shirts, etc... and those who would like a store, are generally just going to voice support on forums and such. I would like a Walmart or a Target and/or more restaurant options on our end of town... but since I am not going to be making or wearing shirts or holding signs I realize my voice is going to be under-represented. I just hope the city and Walmart or any other business realizes that. I honestly believe the majority of those who say they do not want this kind of development WOULD actually use it if it were here. Much of those who are most vocal seem to be because they live near the area. The CCREP thing, more than any of the reasons, I think the overriding issue was the proximity to the guy's property and perhaps related to that new building being built back on that side of the road. It often boils down to personal interests or perceived personal gains or losses more than anything.
KEEP ON KEEPING ON November 27, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Proximity is not the overriding issue. The scope of the effect of this type of development on the village goes far beyond the immediate neighborhood. It won't be just the neighborhood paying for road improvements and police and fire support. It will not just be the neighborhood affected by business closings. It will not just be the neighborhood provided LESS options for shopping. Responsible development as suggested by SEVERAL studies and surveys done on this area by the Village, clearly states this type of development is not needed, not favored and in fact economically draining to the area. And no...I will never, ever, ever be seen shopping there.
Keri November 27, 2012 at 11:19 PM
I don't see the point of putting one on 4 Mile, There will be one exactly 5 miles down the road in a year.
LC November 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xi0kbw_proposed-walmart-in-caledonia-draws-mixed-reactions_news

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