Dick’s Sporting Goods gets thumbs up by Brookfield commission

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

May 14, 2015

  A Dickユs Sporting Goods is planned for a 50,000-square-foot building in The Corridor project on the former Ruby Farm near Bluemound and Calhoun roads.
Submitted rendering

BROOKFIELD - The first of the building proposals for The Corridor project in Brookfield got unanimous support from the city’s Plan Commission on Monday.

Mayor Steve Ponto said the Plan Commission voted to support a specific plan for a 50,000-square-foot building on Lot 3 that would be a Dick’s Sporting Goods. Ponto said the architecture was improved for the Brookfield store, which would be included in a mixed-use development called The Corridor on the former Ruby Farm near Bluemound and Calhoun roads.

Developer Irgens has proposed putting retail stores closer to Bluemound Road with health care facilities in the center and corporate headquarters or office buildings closer to Interstate 94.

The plans presented Monday night also included two retail box stores that would measure about 21,000 to 23,000 square feet each.

A vote was taken to schedule a public hearing to amend the planned overlay development for the project, refining the permitted uses and building and parking setbacks, as well as installing fencing between Swanson School and the mixed-use development.

Ponto said Irgens is close to “announcing a couple other tenants for retail.”

Regarding The Corridor, Ponto said it’s “important to move along at a good clip.”