Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commissioners will have a preliminary discussion about plans for a new Wal-Mart in northwestern Lawrence at their June 25 meeting.
Planning commissioners will consider whether new plans submitted by the retailer for the northwestern corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive are substantially different from previous plans that were rejected by the City Commission. Planning rules dictate that a developer can not resubmit plans that have been rejected unless a substantial amount of time has passed.
The new set of plans do include several changes, including removing an apartment complex from the site and replacing it with a large native grass area.
If planning commissioners determine that the plan is substantially different from the one previously rejected, the Planning Commission will set a public hearing date for the plan in July.