Future of ‘Baby Boomer Village’ in Green Bay


GREEN BAY, Wis (WFRV) The future of a proposed 260 acre mixed-use development on Green Bay’s far east side was discussed Thursday evening at a public meeting near that neighborhood. City planners are gathering more input at the request of the Green Bay City Council.

The Grandview Place development has been described as a “baby boomer village” – a large residential and commercial complex with a variety of housing options and retail offerings all within walking distance of the development’s residents. The project – to be constructed between Erie Road and Northview Road – won initial endorsement from the City Council in January.

It would include up to 1,000 units – with a mix of single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. Also proposed facilities offering independent and assisted care living for seniors.

However after growing concern by some neighbors in the area – City Council postponed final action on the plan and instead asked city staff to gather more public input.

“We are taking this opportunity to meet with neighbors one more time, to gauge in a different format what concerns they have and also what they may see as a possible vision,” said Dan Lindstrom, a city planner.

The main concern among attendees seemed to be the proposed number of apartment buildings within the development, as well as the expected impact on existing property values.

Lindstrom says he will pass tonight’s comments on to the city’s Advisory Committee which meets next week.

The Planning Department has endorsed the proposal.

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