Special meeting scheduled to discuss Walmart's latest proposal

Special meeting scheduled to discuss Walmart's latest proposal

City Council President Tom Dewane called a special meeting of the council's advisory committee for Monday

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) - The city's vote on a downtown Green Bay walmart could be on the fast track.

Green Bay City Council President Tom Dewane called a special meeting of the council's advisory committee for Monday to potentially make a recommendation on Walmart's proposal for a 154,000 square foot store on the Larsen Green site.

The advisory committee rarely meets and is made up of the council president, vice president and five committee chairs.

Dewane sayid the meeting is an effort to let council members and the public review Walmart's new proposal, as well as the mayor's counter-proposal for a two-story store on the same site. 

He said it essentially speeds up the city's timetable. Right now, Walmart's proposal is scheduled to go before the Plan Commission on June 9th, then before the full city council in July. Dewane is hoping the full council takes action during it's May 27th meeting. He's concerned Walmart's option to purchase the site could expire before a final decision is made.

"I think there's just too many different questions out there and you have a lot of people who don't want Walmart and a lot of them that do," explained Dewane. "So the public will be able to speak. We'll all be there to listen.. Everyone who has something to say."

Monday's meeting is set for 5:00 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall.

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