Edmond planners don't recommend permit for Walmart market
BY DIANA BALDWIN NewsOK.com
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
EDMOND — An application for a specific-use permit to build a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in northwest Edmond was denied Wednesday by planning commissioners. More than 250 people opposing to the project attended the meeting.
People filled the city council chambers and the lobby, while another 130 people watched from an overflow room across the street at the Downtown Community Center. Some carried signs with frowning “smiley” faces and anti-Wal-Mart messages.
They had petitions with signatures of 233 people who protestors said could not be at the meeting.
Opponents clapped and smiled as the planning commissioners voted 4-to-1 to reject and deny the application that would have recommended allowing a special use permit to build the market on the northwest corner of Coffee Creek Road and Kelly Avenue. Commissioner Mark Hoose cast the only no vote.
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