Greenfield — A 90-minute discussion by the Greenfield Plan Commission on Tuesday concerning St. Vincent de Paul Society's effort to establish a retail thrift store in part of the former Walmart store ended with the request being delayed until the March 11 commission meeting.
The panel had multiple concerns, including how well the thrift store would blend in with The Ridge Community Church, which owns and occupies part of the 110,000-square-foot building at 4500 S. 108th St.
St. Vincent de Paul representatives will present new plans to make the proposed facade more complementary to the exterior appearance of The Ridge, which occupies more than half the space and plans to lease out the other 50,000 square feet. St. Vincent de Paul wants to occupy 35,000 square feet.
The Plan Commission discussion also included whether a special-use permit should be granted, given that another retail thrift store, USA Family Thift, would be next door. There was some feeling that the potential conflict between the two could leave one building underutilized and detract from the overall prime commercial corridor. A public hearing on that issue would be necessary.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- West Allis-West Milwaukee taps Shorewood superintendent for top spot
- Students, parents say response to overcrowding at Nathan Hale is unfair
- Glendale mayoral candidates will debate city issues tonight
- Decision delayed on Nathan Hale High School overcrowding
- West Allis police report: March 26, 2015 issue
- Greenfield police report: March 26, 2015 issue
- Greenfield police report: March 19, 2015 issue
- West Allis students star in webcast on educational use of technology streamed to D.C. event
- West Allis school board to hold special meeting to OK superintendent
- Greenfield High School assistant principal going to Arrowhead