Walmart is proposing to open a grocery story in the former Jewel-Osco building near 124th Street and Capitol Drive in Wauwatosa.
The Plan Commission is expected to consider a request for a conditional-use permit - all grocery stores require such a permit in the city - for Walmart Neighborhood Market at its meeting April 11, Tosa planner Jennifer Ferguson said. The planning department is recommending approval of the permit.
"They would be converting 38,000 square feet into a Walmart Market with a drive-through for a pharmacy," Ferguson said. The remainder of the 63,000-square-foot building would be available to be split for three tenants.
Walmart Neighborhood Market stores are about a quarter of the size of Walmart Supercenters and function largely as grocery stores.
The city has received general site plans, but the April 11 discussion will focus only on the use of the building.
Ferguson said the former Jewel-Osco building has been vacant for at least five years.
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