Edmond planners don't recommend permit for Walmart market
Edmond planning commissioners failed to recommend a specific use permit to build a Walmart Neighborhood Market in northwest Edmond. City council members will make a final decision Monday.
Blaine Nice, attorney for Wal-Mart, told the planning commissioners they had tried to answer the concerns of the neighbors.
“We believe everything is to code,” Nice said.
Planning commissioners said they have received a number of emails and telephone calls against the development.
A number of the opponents said they moved to that part of Edmond to get away from commercial developments.
“I don't want this in my backyard,” said Gary Jackson, 4116 Wild Plum Lane. “You can put lipstick on a pig. This pig is eating up the neighborhood.”
Sally Morgan, 2116 Woodhill Road, said, “Please preserve our quality of life.”
Chairman Barry Moore thanked the property owners for their conduct in the council chambers.
“I know this has been emotional and trying for the folks who live there,” said Moore, who called the property inappropriate for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market or any grocery store.
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