Say "No" To Industrial Re-Zoning Of Prospect & Casaloma In Grand Chute
- Concerned Citizens
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- Town Board - Town of Grand Chute, WI
- United States of America
This petition is now closed.
Jim Esler has requested the Town of Grand Chute to re-zone the property at the corner of W. Prospect and S. Casaloma Drive from Commercial to Industrial. A successful Fox Valley business has outgrown their current Corporate Headquarters and wants to buy this land; they are a Distributor. Industrial zoning (as opposed to Commercial) means a business can engage in Distribution or Manufacturing, or both on that acreage. All Jim Esler needs is the Town Board of Grand Chute to approve the re-zone and this company will build and have Distribution on this property.
The Long Term Use Plan of the real estate in question refers to mixed Commercial intentions only, without mention of Industrial, and multiple residents and businesses who have purchased property directly from Jim Esler in the vicinity of and adjacent to this land were repeatedly assured, personally, by Jim Esler this land would not be re-zoned from Commercial. The intent was for the land to be “high-end Commercial like Office Buildings that would have normal business hours”.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:
The “Distribution” part of the Industrial re-zoning carries a major concern for residents in Grand Chute.
Distribution requires trucking:
• How many truck bays is this company planning on putting in?
• Do they run trucks 24 hours a day to service their customers?
• Does this company want to expand and grow?
• Is manufacturing one of the ways they would look to continue their growth?
As of October 9th, 2014 the Town cannot answer any of these questions for us or tell us who the company is. WE HAVE CREDIBLE INFORMATION THAT GIVES US A STRONG REASON TO BELIEVE THERE WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF TRUCKS THAT WILL OPERATE 24 HOURS A DAY FOR A MINIMUM OF 5 DAYS A WEEK; FAR IN EXCESS OF THE 25 DAILY TRUCKS THE TOWN STATED.
TRAFFIC * SAFETY * REDUCTION OF PROPERTY VALUE * NOISE * DUST * POLLUTION * LIGHTING...... SAFETY. SAFETY. SAFETY. (It's worth repeating, people's lives are at stake.)
Anyone who drives through the Prospect-Casaloma intersection on a regular basis and ESPECIALLY during the holiday season with the Fox Valley Mall traffic knows it’s a disaster. It's hard enough for a car to floor it to get onto Prospect. How will a truck do that? An additional 25+ trucks per day and upwards of 300 employees isn’t going to make the intersection better or safer. The addition of a traffic light may even serve to make it even worse. There has already been one death attributed to that intersection; we certainly don’t want anymore.
And of course let’s not forget: reduction of property values, noise, dust, pollution and lighting are all serious concerns as well.
The Plan Zoning Commission has already approved it without providing us any details or with any regard for resident's concerns! We have to let our voices be heard.
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PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION WITH FELLOW GRAND CHUTE RESIDENTS BEFORE TUESDAY OCTOBER 21!
We, the undersigned, strongly request the Town Board of the Town of Grand Chute to REJECT the proposal by Jim Esler Family Limited Partnership to re-zone the property from Commercial to Industrial at the corner of W. Prospect and S. Casaloma Drive (Tax Parcel #101-132402).
Primary concerns by re-zoning to Industrial application are significantly increased truck capacity, additional traffic and congestion in an already terrible intersection, reduction of property values, noise, pollution and SAFETY.
We, the undersigned, request REJECTION of the proposed re-zoning by the Town Board at the Town of Grand Chute Board Meeting on Tuesday evening, October 21, 2014.
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