A proposal to build a Target in
A proposal to build a Target in north Milwaukee will test that city’s new standards for retail development. Developer Redmond Co. of Waukesha, Wisconsin, wants to put in a typical 130,000 sq. ft. box with a massive parking lot in front, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The city would like to have the store, but City Planner Bob Greenstreet, also the dean of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, wants to make the parking lot smaller and move it to the rear of the building. Parking for a Target store is ordinarily sized to accommodate cars on the busiest days of the year, typically peak shopping days just before Christmas. Redmond Co. is complaining about the proposed smaller lot capacity, and also the fact that moving the store close to the street would force the company to spend more money on the building design.