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Von Maur-anchored project may eventually include bridge across creek

Land and Space

Journal Sentinel business reporter Tom Daykin talks about commercial real estate and development.

March 24, 2011

By Tom Daykin of the Journal Sentinel

March 24, 2011 0

A proposed $100 million retail and office project anchored by a Von Maur department store could eventually tie into a bridge that would be built over Poplar Creek, connecting the retail center to other development sites.

That was mentioned during Tuesday night's Town of Brookfield Plan Commission, where the proposed development received conceptual approval.

Developer Marcus Corp. has proposed the 600,000-square-foot project for 19 acres north of I-94 and east of N. Barker Road. The stores, restaurants and offices would replace an empty Menards home improvement store, the former West Point Cinemas and a small strip retail center.

The town's long-range plans for that area include additional redevelopment of parcels east of the project site. A bridge built across Poplar Creek would help connect the Von Maur-anchored development with those other sites, said Gary Lake, town building and zoning administrator.

The Von Maur-anchored projec's design would accommodate the eventual construction of that bridge, Lake said. 

The bridge would be part of a new road that could run east to Janacek Road, which would pull shopping traffic off busy W. Blue Mound Road.

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Check the Milwaukee Assessor’s Office website, which includes tools to look up property assessments.

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The Wisconsin chapter of the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association aims to serve developers and owners of commercial real estate.


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