No condos yet, but there is at least one proposal to build something on the east side's vacant Union Corners lot. At a neighborhood meeting next week, CVS will propose building a pharmacy on the corner of Milwaukee Street and East Washington Avenue.
Ald. Marsha Rummel says a chain store was not what the neighborhood expected. McGrath Associates originally planned a mixed-use development, with condos, offices and possibly a grocery store. But the stagnant housing market has put the condo plans on hold, and the site has been vacant for nearly two years.
"I have to keep an open mind, but it doesn't really fit the vision for Union Corners," says Rummel. She wonders whether the neighborhood will support a CVS store, especially when there's a Walgreens just up the street. Still, "Something happening there belies people's worries that nothing will happen there."
The neighborhood meeting is Monday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.