Meijer Drops Plans For Franklin Store
Meijer, which is proposed to anchor the Drexel Town Square development project, had also been planned for Highway 100 and Loomis Road in Franklin.
Meijer has informed the city of Franklin it is dropping plans to build a store at Highway 100 and Loomis Road, according to a Franklin NOW report.
The site caused a variety of problems for the company, according to the report, including a difficulty getting approvals from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build on or near wetlands.
Michigan-based Meijer, which offers grocery and general merchandise, is preparing to enter the Milwaukee market and has been proposed to anchor the Drexel Town Square redevelopment project in Oak Creek at Drexel and Howell avenues.
Developers are planning a new downtown for Oak Creek at the center of the site, with shops and apartments leading to a town square, and 500 to 600 high-end apartments on the west end of the property.
Meijer stores have also been proposed in Wauwatosa, Sussex and Grafton.