The plans are now in for a new Wal-Mart store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Staff members with the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department began reviewing the new plans for the controversial project today.
The project is scheduled to be heard by Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commissioners either at their July 23 or July 25 meeting. A date will be set later this month. After being heard by Planning Commissioners, the plans will have to be considered by the Lawrence City Commission.
The plan proposes a 99,840 square foot Wal-Mart store on the northwest corner of the intersection of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. It also calls for four other buildings ranging in size from 7,400 to 1,800 square feet. Those details of the plan are fairly consistent with a previous plan that was submitted to the city by Wal-Mart last year.
The new plan, however, makes changes to landscaping, stormwater drainage, and other technical issues. The amount of native materials used on the outside of the Wal-Mart store also has been increased.
For more on the plans, see 6News at 5:30 p.m. tonight, and tomorrow's Journal-World.