Round 2 – Walmart is Back!

10 Sep

On August 21, 2012, the law firm of Genovese, Joblove & Battista submitted a Class II Special Permit Application, on behalf of Walmart Stores (the Applicant).

Click here to see the full application:

The Applicant is proposing a Walmart store with 184,370 square feet of space that will include traditional general retail merchandise with a full service grocery, garden center, and liner space on the 1st and 2nd floors.  The Project will also be served by 577 off-street parking spaces located above the store, which will be available for the public, 24 hours a day.

As you can see from the Application, Walmart continues to choose  not to follow the RULES!

  • It states, the Application meets all zoning and land development requirements for the Project – FALSE
  • It states, that the project will serve as a catalyst for pedestrian flow – FALSE
  • It states, that the project will draw customers to other businesses in the Midtown Area – FALSE
  • It states, there will be additional linear retail space – FALSE – the project only proposes 4 retailers on NE 31st Street; there will be no retail space along N Miami Ave and Midtown Boulevard.
  • It states the project will create 350 permanent jobs – FALSE

Below are some pictures of the proposed Application:

Proposed Walmart (including loading zone, car and pedestrian entrances)

Proposed Walmart – Parking (577 Spaces – 24 Hr):

Proposed Walmart – NE 31st Street (main entrance and opposite existing parking and green space):


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