Costco could be coming to New Berlin; public hearing Aug. 13

Jordyn Noennig - Special to The Freeman

July 8, 2014

NEW BERLIN - Waukesha County could have a total of three Costco locations if one is approved for this city.

A new Costco could be located at 15300 Grange Avenue, just east of Moorland Road. The New Berlin Architectural Review Committee discussed the architectural layout of the possible new shopping center during a meeting Monday.

“Compared to the last big box store we approved, this has a ways to go,” said Plan Commissioner Scott Biller.

Director of Community Development Greg Kessler said the city has received positive feedback about the project.

“The proposal is consistent with the other spaces in that area,” Kessler said.

The committee voted to table discussion of the layout and design, opting to continue it in an upcoming meeting.

The Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on Aug. 13 for the city to discuss whether to follow through with the Costco project.

Costco, a membership warehouse club, already has a location at 443 Pewaukee Road in Pewaukee and plans were revealed in May for another location in Menomonee Falls.

Media reports last week also indicated a store could be coming to Pleasant Prairie. If all three stores are approved, the company would have a total of eight stores in Wisconsin.