New Development Slow at the Moment

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FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – For more than six months, a proposed second Wal-Mart in the city of Florence grabbed headlines.

Since planning commissioners signed off on the project, little has been said about the development.

For months now, residents have expected to see dirt moving and site preparation going on along Cloverdale Road.

It’s the location of a proposed super Wal-Mart in Florence; it would give the city two supercenters.

“They have not been submitted for any of our folks to review,” says Phil Stevenson, a spokesman for the city of Florence. “There have been some questions asked, so we assume they are moving right along, and will be to us in something of a timely manner.”

According to Stevenson, architects for Wal-Mart were given a detailed list of things to account for while planning the sites development.

“There have been issues about traffic control, parking, lights and everything; so we want to make sure that they have everything correct.”

Stevenson says typically with a project of this size, investors will not spend a large amount of money until they get the approval from the building department.

That’s when Stevenson says people will start seeing progress at the site.

The Florence Building Department hopes to have proposed plans in hand with-in the next six weeks, so they can start reviewing them.

City officials say Wal-Mart has until the late fall to begin site preparation.