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Proposed Meijer Store Goes To Public Hearings

Two hearings are scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Sussex Community Center.

A condition-use permit for the proposed 200,000-square-foot Meijer store at Highways K and 164 will be the topic of a public hearing to be held Wednesday. 

A second hearing, which will be held at the Sussex Community Center, will be held on changes to the village's land-use map to allow for the store to be built. 

The hearings are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. 

The store, which plans to hire 200 to 250 employees, will be about 60 percent grocery and also consist of retail, a gas station, a garden center and pharmacy. The store plans to be open 24 hours a day.

Late last month, the board approved changing the village's zoning to allow for retail to be 250,000 square feet rather than the 125,000 square feet maximum previously allowed by law. 

DJ December 13, 2012 at 01:39 PM
This whole project stinks! Now it'll be an even bigger eyesore that will infringe upon our quite small community and to be open 24 hours, really?! Incase you haven't noticed, our streets are completely empty by 9 during the week! So long to our safe nights. Too bad. Time to move further west.
SaB December 18, 2012 at 02:09 AM
The people who want such big-box eyesores and nuisances are new to Sussex and don't appreciate the small town rural setting that long term residents have tried to maintain for several decades now. I, like DJ, would like the keep the small community tradition in Sussex. Walmart, Menards, Costco, Home Depot, Fleet Farm, etc. are just 10-15 minutes away, and the drive is pleasant. Please don't add the traffic bottleneck at HY-K and Hy-164.

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