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.