Walmart Meets with Huntsville Leaders About Proposed Store on Memorial Pkwy.

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Today, Walmart met with local elected officials as well as local neighborhood association leaders to discuss the proposed store location on Memorial Parkway.

In an effort to explain their plan and ease growing fears from residents about the proposed location, Walmart discussed the following information with locals:

-The proposed Supercenter would be approximately 150,000 square feet.

-It would employ an additional 85-100 associates.

-They have a strong interest in making sure that traffic flows smoothly and it’s convenient for customers to shop with us.  They say they will work closely with communities to ensure that visiting our store is as easy as possible. There will be truck access off of the L&N road, and AL DOT has approved the access point, according to Walmart.

-They want their customers to have a safe and pleasant shopping experience, so  they will work with local law enforcement to take the steps necessary.

-Regarding the hours of the store: these decisions are made on a case by case basis, and they  will discuss this with the community.

Recently, citizens expressed outrage about the proposed Walmart location.  Residents raised concerns about the perceived increase in traffic and crime, as well as decrease in property values that would come with a 24-hour Supercenter.

A second traffic study on the impact a Walmart would have on Parkway traffic has yet to be approved but is in the works.