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Pewaukee Costco should open in 2011

Development, Retail, Pewaukee

Village of Pewaukee — Costco is a go…Almost.

 

The Plan Commission on Thursday gave a unanimous blessing to the final plans for the 148,000-square-foot store to be built just north of Walmart off Pewaukee Road.  However, there is still a litany of details to be worked out, including final action by the Village Board.

 

One hurdle that the retail giant needs to clear up is final approval from the state Department of Transportation for the intersection that will connect the store with Highway 164.  The state budget crunch will delay that action until later this month.

 

Along with the intersection, a retaining wall at that intersection still needs to be designed and will need some type of guardrail because there will be a steep dropoff, according to Village Engineer Mike Steiner.  That design will be contingent on the DOT's review of the plans, he said.

 

Other areas that need to be ironed out include traffic patterns and traffic signs in the parking lot and stormwater engineering details.  All those will be handled on the staff level, as the commission took its final actions on the store, which had raised some controversy earlier this year.

 

Earlier this year, Costco officials told the commission the store would employee about 200 people, about half of those being full-time; the store's payroll would be about $4.5 million, with benefits totaling about 40 percent of that amount.

 

Costco would pay about $78,500 in real estate taxes and $13,000 in personal property taxes to the village.  Waukesha County would receive $38,000, Waukesha County Technical College $24,000 and the Pewaukee School District $208,000 in taxes, store officials said.

 

Source: LLC

 

There is development going on and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.  Maybe we don’t have development in Cudahy, but in other places, it is going on!

 

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