Sussex is not the only Milwaukee-metro community that has a Meijer store possibly on its horizon and although every municipality and commercial project is different, how the approval process has played out in Grafton and other communities may be a sign of how it will play out here.
According to Tom Daykin of the Journal Sentinel, the Grafton Plan Commission approved a conditional use permit for the second time after "nearby homeowners asked the commission to reconsider its initial decision."
The commission approved the permit unanimously last week, allowing a 191,000-square-foot Meijer to be built near the Interstate 43/Highway 60 interchange, Daykin wrote in his blog.
The commission initially approved the permit on Aug. 28, according to Daykin, before homeowners raised their concerns regarding how the store would effect property values.
In an earlier story, Daykin detailed plans for stores in Wauwatosa and Franklin.
The plan for a Meijer in Sussex is at its early stages with its first public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23.
The Sussex store, to be located at Highways K and 164, will be about 200,000-square-foot complex that will consist of grocery, retail and pharmacy. The store plans to hire 200 to 250 employees and will also include a gas station on the premise.