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Wal-Mart to try again

December 4, 2002

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Wal-Mart will try again with plans to build a Supercenter on the northwest corner of Sixth and Wakarusa.

Representatives of the company have filed new plans with the city, featuring a smaller store than the one that earned a negative recommendation this fall from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. Developers withdrew the proposal before the Lawrence City Commission could have final say on the project.

The new plans call for a store of 151,588 square feet, and a 6,378-square-foot garden center. That's more than 40,000 square feet smaller than the original plans.

Planning commissioners will discuss the new proposal at their Dec. 18 meeting.




For more on this story, see the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. 6News report on Sunflower Broadband's cable Channel 6 and pick up a copy of Thursday's Journal-World.

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