Real estate odds and ends

Village of Greendale to host open house on Wal-Mart project
A public open house will be held on Thursday, April 7, from 6-8 p.m.. in the Greendale High School Multipurpose room located at 6801 Southway in Greendale to present a proposal and solicit public input on development of a Wal-Mart in Greendale. All interested persons are invited to attend. “The Village of Greendale has had initial conversations with Wal-Mart regarding a potential store located at the former Bowling Congress site, but has not yet seen the proposal. We have seen some of the smaller-scale concepts that Wal-Mart has implemented at other stores across the country, which often include a neighborhood look and feel that complements the surrounding area.  We have heard from our residents that they would like to see such a concept in Greendale,” said Village President John Hermes. The proposal will be available to the public for review on April 6.  The open house will allow residents to review concept drawings and site plans, and provide input to the developer and village officials.

Walker approves Fond du Lac Ave. streetscape improvements in Milwaukee County 
Gov. Scott Walker recently signed a $375,000 contract to improve 1.68 miles of Fond du Lac Avenue between North 19th Street and North 36th Street in the city of Milwaukee. Milwaukee General Construction Company is the prime contractor for the project. Crews will install stamped-colored concrete, decorative benches, trash receptacles, sidewalk planters, and pedestrian safety measures, specifically for the visually impaired. Construction is scheduled to begin in early May and be complete in October.

Wangard gets green recognition
Wauwatosa-based Wangard Partners Inc. recently received the Green Apprentice designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. This certification acknowledges businesses for outstanding dedication to integrating principles of sustainability into their operations while pursuing business excellence. Wangard Partners also announced that it has committed to greening its electricity use at High Pointe Office Center, located at 1200 N. MayFair Road, Wauwatosa, through a purchase of Green-e accredited Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for the next two years.

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