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Old 02-10-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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Wal-Mart is facing a zoning roadblock - San Antonio Express-News

Looks like Chan filed a request to rezone the property from C-2 to C-1, which would prevent any stores larger than 5000 sqft from being built there. I'm interested in seeing what Walmart's next move is at this point.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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A few interesting questions will be answered soon.

Does Wal-Mart even own the land?

Is this just political posturing for Chan? Maybe a run for mayor is she keeps Wal-Mart out (temporarily)?
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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I must be missing something important here because it really just sounds like a bunch of rich people don't want Walmart in their backyards. I don't understand how it would be incompatible with the park, there's a park next to the Walmart at 1604 and Culebra, and the Walmart on Bandera is next to one of the trailheads for the Leon Creek greenway.
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I'm interested in seeing what Walmart's next move is at this point.
Lawsuit, injunction or restraining order is my guess. Once that happens, it'll be up to the courts to decide. It's not a slam dunk that the city will win that court battle.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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Lawsuit, injunction or restraining order is my guess. Once that happens, it'll be up to the courts to decide. It's not a slam dunk that the city will win that court battle.
and will cost use a few million to defend
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Does the world need another pos Wal-Mart???
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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I must be missing something important here because it really just sounds like a bunch of rich people don't want Walmart in their backyards. I don't understand how it would be incompatible with the park, there's a park next to the Walmart at 1604 and Culebra, and the Walmart on Bandera is next to one of the trailheads for the Leon Creek greenway.
I'm far from rich, and I don't live in that area. I still think it's a horrible place for a Walmart Supercenter.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:42 PM
 
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I must be missing something important here because it really just sounds like a bunch of rich people don't want Walmart in their backyards. I don't understand how it would be incompatible with the park, there's a park next to the Walmart at 1604 and Culebra, and the Walmart on Bandera is next to one of the trailheads for the Leon Creek greenway.
Maybe the fine folks of Culebra should've fought harder. Did anyone there stand up and fight against it?

At any rate, the problem isn't even with the park in my eyes. It's the traffic. People can get to the Wal-Mart on Culebra via the highway. They don't block resident traffic. Well, at Wurzbach at Blanco, you'd have to drive 3 miles south from 1604, or 4 miles north from 410, or 5 miles east from I-10. How do you think that will affect those 12 miles of road, especially during rush hour on roads that weren't designed to handle that volume?

And what about it being 24hr? That means cars and semi-trailers all night long. Well, at Culebra, they're coming from the highway and not through a residential area like Blanco.

Do you see the difference yet?
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Years ago Helotes fought these jerks and won. There still is not a Wal-Mart in Helotes. It can be done. Sad thing is everything but Wal-Mart is now in Helotes.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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I must be missing something important here because it really just sounds like a bunch of rich people don't want Walmart in their backyards. I don't understand how it would be incompatible with the park, there's a park next to the Walmart at 1604 and Culebra, and the Walmart on Bandera is next to one of the trailheads for the Leon Creek greenway.
What is your idea of Rich? Why is it not ok for any people to fight a wal-mart? It would honestly be an unusual place to build a Wal-mart.

Yeah, there are some wealthy people in Elm Creek and Invernes but that is a very small % of the population of the area. Even if we only take the areas outside of Warzbach (because inside is anything but rich) home prices ranging from 125K to 400K are hardly "rich people."

I am not trying to pick on you, I am honestly interested in what you think is "rich." The concept of "rich" in this country is in a strange flux in this country. Where people with big screens, cars, cell phones and are on government assistance are "poor" (with benefits adding up to 30K or more) and the guy who is a teacher with a wife who is a nurse and have a household icome of 110K and live in a 300K house are "rich."...it simply isnt true. That isnt "rich."

I understand why they dont want a Wal-Mart right there. The area has seen some very large development (the Alon) and that was not a problem but it "fits" the area. A Wal-mart would be very out of place.
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