Staff asks Town Council to approve project rather than send it to voters
April 23, 2011 2:03 PM
Brooke Edwards

APPLE VALLEY • Residents may not have a chance to determine the fate of a planned Walmart Supercenter after all, with staff recommending that the Town Council approve the project rather than send it to the ballot.

The town’s first Supercenter, slated for the southeast corner of Dale Evans Parkway and Thunderbird Road, has been in the works for several years. It would replace the existing Walmart a mile away along Highway 18.

Plans for the Supercenter came before the Planning Commission without protest, and the 30-acre project was unanimously approved Jan. 5. But a few weeks later, in the wake of threatened litigation from an out-of-town attorney, the discount chain abruptly pulled its permit application and announced plans to instead take the project to the ballot for voter approval.

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Brooke Edwards may be reached at (760) 955-5358 or at bedwards@VVDailyPress.com.