Developer Applies For Rezoning Petition

The same developer who got shut down for building a Wal-Mart near a neighborhood in the East has filed a petition to rezone a nearby area for commercial development.

According to Greenville City Council member Calvin Mercer, the South Carolina developer has applied for a rezoning petition for commercial development, on the southside of Highway 33, east of the Food Lion at 33 and Porter Town Road.

Mercer says that location was one of the alternatives offered to the developer when the city council rejected the plan to build Wal-Mart next to the River Hills neighborhood in Greenville. The petition will be heard at the October meeting of the planning and zoning commission in Greenville.


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  • by Rob Location: Lake Glenwood on Oct 1, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    Wal-Mart doesn't care what your community thinks In 2005, Wal-Mart real-estate manager Jeff Doss spoke about an oft-cited remark by company founder Sam Walton that Wal-Mart would not build stores in towns if the residents did not want them. "Were that the case," he said, "we'd never build a store anywhere". [Kenneth E. Stone, "Impact of the Wal-Mart Phenomenon on Rural Communities," 1997]
  • by AGAINST THE WALMART Location: Lake Glenwood on Oct 1, 2009 at 09:05 AM
    There had better be plans to improve Portertown/Eatern Pines intersection if a wal-mart gets that close. That intersection cannot handle the traffic that it has now without a wal-mart. Personally I think there are many other places better than this one. Say the old Piggly Wiggly lot there on 10th. The portertown road cannot handle any bigger stores than are there now. Many many improvements will need to be done before it is viable. FIGHT THE WAL-MART...JUST SAY NO!!!!
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Sep 28, 2009 at 12:37 PM
    Please put the Walmart on the other side of the river, not in the middle of neighborhoods.
  • by me Location: grimesland on Sep 28, 2009 at 11:41 AM
    I think it would be nice.
  • by April on Sep 28, 2009 at 09:59 AM
    ugh, sounds like a horrible location. It's going to be 50 feet from the entrance of MY neighborhood now!
  • by greenville resident on Sep 28, 2009 at 07:57 AM
    I would love walmart there, it is much closer to where I live...and a TGI Fridays!
  • by RBH Location: Gvegas on Sep 27, 2009 at 03:21 PM
    Based on the News Paper Article of last week the store will be beside the bank and wrap around the back of the Food Lion
  • by To Richard Location: Greenville on Sep 24, 2009 at 12:13 AM
    Kinkos, Circuit City, and Nations Bank have all either folded or merged with other businesses.
  • by Wow Location: Greenville on Sep 23, 2009 at 07:26 AM
    Really PEOPLE you made these companies big. They started out with one store just like every other small business and you shopped there and loved what they had so much you made them into what they are today. If hanks hardware doesn't get much business and he doesn't want to grow that is their own fault.
  • by April on Sep 23, 2009 at 07:23 AM
    Where is the walmart going exactly? I live off of Portertown Rd. If standing on 33 facing (side of) Food Lion is it going to the left of Food Lion? Or is it going across the street from Food Lion (I noticed acreage for sale across the street for food lion)?
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