Thursday, October 11, 2007

No Big Box Stores, No Mall, "We Can Just Wait," Says The Mayor - - So Why Rush The Interchange?

City of Oconomowoc Mayor Maury Sullivan tells the Journal Sentinel that the Pabst Farm site from which a mall developer pulled out will not be converted to a big box center, despite speculation to the contrary earlier this week.

"'That ground has been idle for years. We can just wait and see what comes along," Sullivan said.'"

Empty? Remember: this was farm land.

Also empty: some projected Pabst Farms' subdivision developments, now postponed due to the diving housing market.

So why is a $25 million interstate interchange - - actually a complex of interchange ramps and roundabouts, some of which is a considerable distance from the former mall location - - still moving forward?

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