Greenville Walmart A Step Closer To Being Built

A second Wal-Mart is one more step closer to being built in Greenville.

For nearly two hours city council and various residents in the area spoke about the issue which turned the meeting into an emotional event.

Those emotions boiled over after Monday night's city council meeting.

Arguments between people were taking place after city council's final decision.

In a four to two vote city council approved a request by W.L.A. Enterprises to rezone nearly 30 acres in east Greenville into a commercial area.

One-by-one residents near the intersection of 10th street and Portertown Road spoke in front of city council to argue that more time was needed.

Council member, Larry Spell did put forth a motion to allow more time for residents to discuss concerned with the developer, but that motion was ruled dead.

The decision left some happy and the next step is for W.L.A. Enterprises to develop a business plan to be used in the commercial area.

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  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Nov 11, 2009 at 02:18 PM
    Jacob People tend to be short sighted. They are only concerned with what they perceive as good for tomorrow,not next week or beyond.This is why the rezoning,annexation,permitting,etc.will happen. This is a small scale version of the US Congress spending the future of our county on tomorrow,with no thought beyond gratification today. God save us from ourselves.
  • by Jacob Location: greenville on Nov 11, 2009 at 11:57 AM
    This will bring more crime, more pollution, more litter, more exploitation of foreign workers, more low paying jobs that wont feed a family, and lots more low-quality products. But apparently that's what people want isn't it.
  • by Concerned Location: Greenville, N. C. on Nov 11, 2009 at 07:31 AM
    You people with your nose stuck so far up in the air, you need to move out of Pitt County, maybe Mars.
  • by frank Location: portertown rd. on Nov 11, 2009 at 06:46 AM
    finally!!!driving to wal-mart on greenville blvd. was hectic except for the middle of the night,...and then you worry about car break-in or a robbery. the security at that location and people parking in a hadicap spot was told to their patrol by me on numerous occasions and relected no bearing with them in the least. i hope we also get an aldi foods down here too!!!
  • by Resident Location: Greenville on Nov 11, 2009 at 05:33 AM
    If there are any people that would want a Walmart near a neighborhood where they own property they are a fool. The only way this will be good for property values is if you own commercial property near by.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 at 11:06 PM
    I like walmart but I do not shop there anymore. It was disgusting making my way through the parking lot with people loitering, drinking beer, fighting and cursing. Thank goodness this Wal-mart is not anywhere near my home, Thank God for living secluded in the country!!!!!!!!!
  • by Endurance Swimmer Location: Greenville on Nov 10, 2009 at 11:00 PM
    Hey, I'm all for this new walmart! It would be 5-6 minutes from where I live, instead of 15 minutes it takes to get to the Green. blvd. location. Maybe this new walmart will bring in better patrons!
  • by To Dose of Reality on Nov 10, 2009 at 06:42 PM
    You've got one of the only sensible points on this page and you are 100% correct! You need to run for office! :)
  • by Dose of Reality Location: The edge of somewhere on Nov 10, 2009 at 06:14 PM
    The issue at hand has nothing to do with rich vs. poor residents, it has nothing to do with Wal Mart. The issue is another large commercial/retail development coming to an area that is currently saturated with empty retail space, both big and small. Are any of you concerned about the local, small business man taking on a business like Wal Mart? Are any of you concerned with the additional city/county costs (policing, road maintenance, etc) that will passed along to you, the taxpayer? Are any of you concerned with residential property values that will go down because they are located near a heavy commercial area? If property values go down, that's less tax revenue to the city/county - that's a sure sign that your tax rate will increase. This issue will affect ALL of Greenville - the city infrastructure AND the citizen taxpayers. A retailer like Wal Mart may save you money at the register, but it's likely that the taxman may get what's left over.
  • by To To Anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 at 06:13 PM
    If you choose to shop there then you're part of the clientele. It's the gun toters that I don't want any part of. The thugs that block your car in the parking lot and demand money. It's the folks inside who follow you around and the illegal aliens that fill the store. I have that right. I don't want them in my neighborhood either - the gun toting thugs that is. I'm sorry. That is why I researched and bought my house here. I guess I could choose not to work and allow the government to pay all my bills and put me up in the hood. I'd rather work and be safe, thanks.

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