Walmart has officially submitted plans for a proposed store that would take up 22 acres on the corner of North Green Bay and 4 Mile Road. The company delivered their package to Caledonia on Nov. 21.
The big box retailer is requesting to rezone the two parcels from light industrial and office/urban residential to commercial. Doing so is consistent with the village's land use plan because the area is designated as a village center, which allows for commercial uses.
According to the rezoning request:
In addition, the Caledonia Plan states that the Village Center should be planned as the primary commerical and mixed-use village center for the Village's east side. The plan states that this area should have the highest level of development intensity. (Caledonia Plan Overview, page 8).
In their request, Walmart said it would prefer to operate 24 hours, but officials will restrict their store hours from 5 a.m. to midnight. Still, the pharmacy drive-thru will be open 24 hours, and they'd like to be open for 24 hours come Black Friday, too.
The proposed project will include:
- A 182,109 square-foot store on 22 acres with two lots on the west side of the property and three lots on the north side of the property.
- Seven acres of proposed green space.
- A berm on the south side of the property between the store and residential area.
- Full access entrance from North Green Bay Road just south of Packer Drive.
- ¾ access entrance on the northeast corner of the property.
According to the rezoning request, the company plans to pay for a traffic impact study and traffic improvements “necessitated by its development,” manage the storm water runoff generated from the site and build the green space buffers.
To see the rezoning submittal, check out the .PDF section of the photo gallery.
We'll add more information on what the next step is for Walmart and when the planning commission and village board will be making decisions on the project as we get those details.