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Virtual Walkthrough of Drexel Town Square

This video, shown to the public during a Feb. 11 meeting, provides the best visual to date of what's planned for the Drexel Town Square development.

It's hard to get a better visual for what's planned for the Drexel Town Square development than through this animated video created by Rinka Chung Architecture.

The video, which was shown at the Feb. 11 public meeting on the development, guides viewers through the downtown, town square and new neighborhood planned for the former Delphi site, 7929 S. Howell Ave.

Rinka Chung Architecture is designing the site and helping connect all the pieces together. Plans call for a new city hall and library, about 500 to 600 apartments, restaurants, Oak Creek's first downtown and a Meijer store.

See this Patch story for more on what residents had to say at Monday's meeting.

crazycatladyofcaledonia February 20, 2013 at 03:04 PM
I kind of agree with MBF. Why not have a Greendale type downtown area? Besides, there is already a Woodman's and a Pick N Save, why bring in another grocery store? I live in Caledonia and I already shop in Oak Creek all along Howell Avenue. There are already many places to shop and eat - Target, Kohl's, TJ Maxx, Culvers, Lotus, Panera, Buffalo Wild Wings and multiple fast food. There are many other services as well - spa, hair salons, banks, shoes, phones, dry cleaners, post office, hardware store, paint store, office supply store, pet store, auto supply store and more. Don't make the existing stores fight for their lives for some new trendy place that will go out of business and leave an ghost town center.
Sarah February 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM
I love the Meijer store. I shopped there when living in Lafayette, IN. But I think the project would be better served by Costco. We have Woodmans for groceries and Target and Kohls for the other items Meijer carries. The only thing missing is the garden center. Is our local economy able to afford a new city hall and library? I can't afford to have my taxes go up with my costs constantly leaping up. The price of gas, utilities, health insurance and durable goods have sky rocketed in a very short period of time. The federal government can't seem to stop spending and the more in debt we go the less our money is worth. Sorry...maybe I still live in the 60's and early 70's when my money would last. I hadn't gotten a raise at work for 2 1/2 years and just recently got $0.54 cent raise. And I'm better off than many people. I think this project should be tabled and we shouldn't build a new city hall and library. South Milwaukee, St. Francis and Cudahy have had the same city hall for as many years, if not more. St. Francis's library has to be 20+ years old and Cudahy 10+ years old. The South Milwaukee library is older than that and they still seems to function.
Resident of O.C. Paul February 25, 2013 at 02:53 PM
My parents live in St. Francis, and St. Francis just ran it through the city council to build a new city hall. Again, no referendum, and the people have no say in the decision to build a new city hall. I'm tired of government thinking that they can do as they please. I don't know where they get off, thinking the people have no say in government, or in what gets done. I pay taxes, and that money pays their salaries... WE, the TAXPAYERS pay their salaries, which makes us their BOSS, and they should be LISTENING to US, and doing what we want them to do.
Coastie Mom March 14, 2013 at 02:41 PM
I totally agree with a splash pad, I live about a 1/2 miles from where this would be and would love to walk my kids to the pad, play get some dinner/ice cream and walk home. Plus a splash pad is a bit more sanitary than a public pool...
wiplayer May 14, 2013 at 08:41 PM
I think it's important to look at the financial stability of any large business anchored in DTS. IF that anchor were to fold, that's a very big hole to fill plus the negative impact it would have on smaller retailers. I really think that it could be and should be filled with smaller business - whether they be chains (like Olive Garden for example) or local businesses. I think there is a need to look at those possibilities and discuss the impact, either way.

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