There was a large turn out to the New Milford Zoning Commission meeting where members were discussing the change of nearly 40 acres of land from restricted industrial to industrial. Another public hearing has been slated for October 25th.
This follows a 3 to 2 vote by the New Milford Planning Commission for two properties off Route 7 near Pickett District Road.
Plans for this property haven't been made public. There's been speculation that the move is being made to allow for a Super Walmart to open.
Mayor David Gronbach said if corporate offices or an outlet mall are proposed for the property, he would be behind that decision. He cautioned that if Walmart were to close it's current location, other smaller stores in that plaza could be affected.