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Wal-mart on Wakarusa proposal

Lawrence residents now find higher sales taxes in certain shopping areas around town
Lawrence has 2 areas where items cost a bit more
February 5, 2010
You may think you know what sales tax you’re paying, but you may very well be wrong. The days of one sales tax applying for an entire city are quickly disappearing.
Lawrence’s newest Wal-Mart opens to public
Long effort brings second store to city
09:50 a.m., April 29, 2009 Updated 02:42 p.m.
The woman wouldn’t give her name as she guided her cart through virgin territory — fully stocked shelves, perfectly hung clothes and a floor still free of the marks left by the masses.
Area residents seeking jobs with Wal-Mart
February 11, 2009
After layoff notices have begun to pile up locally, area residents turned out in strong numbers to try to land a job with the city’s newest Wal-Mart.
Sixth Street Wal-Mart to open on April 29; 235 to be hired
11:20 a.m., February 9, 2009 Updated 04:50 p.m.
Wal-Mart plans to opens its Supercenter at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive on April 29, the retailer announced Monday.
Contractor to work overnight to complete parking lot at new Wal-Mart
November 10, 2008
Construction at the site of a new Wal-Mart Supercenter in northwest Lawrence soon could be going around the clock.
Wal-Mart expected to draw businesses to west Lawrence
September 2, 2008
Wal-Mart is well on its way to opening a second Supercenter in Lawrence, with construction work progressing quickly at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. The new discount store is expected to spur other business in the area.
Wal-Mart in west Lawrence rising quickly
August 29, 2008
After years of legal and political wrangling, the city’s newest Wal-Mart is quickly rising from the ground in west Lawrence.
Stoplight at Wal-Mart entrance approved
May 14, 2008
Commissioners at their Tuesday meeting unanimously agreed to move ahead on plans to install a traffic signal at Sixth Street and Congressional Drive.
Wal-Mart nearly ready to build city’s new store
City Commission tonight expected to approve roadwork related to project
May 13, 2008
It will be the summer of Wal-Mart. Leaders with the world’s largest retailer have been granted a city building permit to begin construction on its $9.5 million store at the northwestern corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
6News video: Construction for new Wal-Mart to begin soon
May 12, 2008
The corner of 6th and Wakarusa should soon become busy as construction crews begin work on the new Wal-Mart.
Traffic signals for new Wal-Mart area OK’d
February 13, 2008
Plans for a traffic signal at Sixth Street and Congressional Drive are moving ahead. Commissioners on a 4-1 vote approved a benefit district that will pay for the costs of the traffic signal and other improvements near the intersection that will become a major entrance for a new Wal-Mart store.
Store wins final OK
After 5 1/2 years, City Commission quietly approves plan
January 9, 2008
It was an unceremonious end Tuesday evening to a bitter, five-and-a-half year battle with the world’s largest retailer. With neither fanfare nor protest, city commissioners gave the final necessary approval for Wal-Mart to build a new store in the city - its second in Lawrence - at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Wal-Mart officials said they plan to have a building permit for the project this spring, and expect the store will be completed 10 to 12 months after starting construction. That means an early 2009 opening is most likely.
6News video: Lawrence may get one step closer to second Wal-Mart
January 7, 2008
At their weekly meeting tomorrow night, City Commissioners are scheduled to consider final plans for the development on the NW corner of 6th Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Developers delay Wal-Mart plans for procedural issues
October 16, 2007
Plans for a new Wal-Mart at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive are delayed again, but this time there’s no controversy surrounding the project. Instead, developers of the site just need more time to finalize the necessary documents that must be approved by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission before construction can begin on the new store.
6News video: Plans for new Wal-Mart delayed again
October 15, 2007
Plans for a new Wal-Mart at 6th and Wakarusa Drive are delayed again - but this time there is no threat of a lawsuit or other controversy surrounding the project.

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