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Trustees Approve Office Park for Former Proposed Walmart Site

The corner of 4-Mile and Green Bay Roads is now recognized as an office park after trustees voted unanimously Monday after a short public hearing.

Caledonia trustees Monday unanimously approved recognizing the corner of 4-Mile and Green Bay Roads as an office park.

The vote of 6-0 came at the conclusion of a short - only 40 minutes - public hearing triggered by Walmart submitting rezoning and changes of land use for the parcels at the southeast corner of the intersection. Walmart had proposed building a 182,000 square foot there, but withdrew their applications after the office park idea was approved for a public hearing.

A group of around 50 residents - including some of the landowners - attended the meeting.

Members of the Lui family told the board they objected to holding the public hearing because Walmart was no longer interested and that changing the land use there to an office park would restrict their ability to sell their property.

Residents who have vehemently opposed Walmart in that location also attended the hearing and reiterated their stance that the corner is not appropriate for a big box store of any kind.
kentuckychief September 23, 2013 at 08:51 PM
All these trustees are in bed together! SNOBS!!!
Yvonne Erdman September 23, 2013 at 11:07 PM
It is not the correct location for any big box store...period.
Tansandy September 24, 2013 at 05:16 AM
Never question our village boards decisions. Sneezy, Sleepy, Doc, Happy, Bashful, Grumpy, and our Village Engineer, Dopey!! They know what they are doing.
Ed Holladay September 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM
A couple of you guys were really clamoring for this proposed Walmart?
Tawol September 24, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Oh no! Not all that traffic and lights and pollution and crime and paper and pencils (not to mention pens) created by an office park! Caledonia here we go again...
kentuckychief September 25, 2013 at 01:11 AM
Are you serious? It's not the place for a big box store? Who died and made you the subject matter expert on where big box stores should go? Stay out of the Walmart on HWY 20, they do not need your business and quite frankly we don't want your snobbish ways ruining our atmosphere...
Ed Holladay September 25, 2013 at 10:54 AM
WHOAAAA!!! Kentuckychief is sounding off! Seriously, I did not feel like 4 Mile Road is designed to handle that volume of traffic. If I lived in that neighborhood I would have been very upset at the prospect. I assume that is a big reason it was shut down. Besides that, it may well shut down the K-Mart - leaving a vacant building in an established retail location. However, I could be off with that prediction. I suppose it does not matter much now.
T.R. September 26, 2013 at 12:22 PM
Aren't all the Walmarts in Mt Pleasant on divided 6 lane roads? I am also trying to figure out where all the horse barns in that area. I thought they were the scapegoats for anti development.. Maybe there on Kennedy dr

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