Update on Walmart Grocery and Next Steps

Dear Neighbors:

By now you may know that a Walmart Neighborhood Store (grocery store-only version of Walmart) is slated to go in the lot along Unser and Ladera, as well as several smaller businesses.  On Monday, December 1st, a facilitated meeting was held with representatives of the development company. The participants at the meeting shared their perspectives and concerns, including the need for a grocery store, concerns about the traffic planning, and concerns about alcohol sales.  This is the full report from that meeting.

The next, and most crucial step in the process for this proposed development, is a hearing before, and approval from, the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC).  Specifically at issue is a zoning variance that would allow packaged liquor sales.  If you would like to have your voice heard, you must send your comments to Maggie Gould at the EPC by the end of this week (by Dec. 5th).  She can be reached at mgould@cabq.gov or 505-924-3910.   If you would like to attend the meeting, it starts at 8:30 a.m. on December 11th and is located at the Plaza Del Sol Hearing Room, Lower Level, 600 2nd Street NW.  This is the full agenda for that meeting.  (The project at issue is Project No. 1003275.)

The LWNA and other neighborhood associations will also be providing feedback to the EPC, taking into consideration our recent poll and feedback from the neighborhood.

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