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Common Council OKs Grandview Commons Proposal
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The Madison Common Council late Tuesday night. approved a development project on the city's East Side that will bring a new grocery store to the Grandview Commons neighborhood.

The council's vote was 15-4 in favor of a project.

More than 40 people were registered to speak about the proposed renovations and re-zoning of the site. The development plan includes building a 58,000-square-foot Roundy’s grocery store, which would mean changing the zoning plan of the Grandview neighborhood.

Project developers said they were accommodating throughout the process.

"Every person who lives in Grandview Commons has signed a disclosure on their contract, indicating that they agreed with the fact that it is a mixed-use neighborhood, and agreed not to oppose it. We have been as ethical as possible from the beginning,” said Jeff Rosenberg, president of Veridian Homes.

But several Grandview-area residents said they don’t want to revamp their community.

"For all of us who may be tired of this, if it doesn't pass tonight, I'm fearful that it's not over and we continue to spend more years of our life trying to make this not happen,” said Greg Cieslewicz, a Richmond Hills resident.

Members of the Grandview Community signed a petition last month that required three-fourths of the city council to approve the zoning proposal.

Issues like this usually only require a majority vote.

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