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Clarkchester Residents Protest Ellisville Walmart

Signs shown to drivers along Manchester Road included 'No Walmart Here' and 'Rescind the TIF'

Less than a dozen people attempted to rally drivers on Manchester Road on Friday against a Walmart Superstore recently .

The group was largely composed of residents of Clarkchester Apartments, a 150-unit apartment complex that is one of to be demolished if the project moves forward.

In addition to objecting to Clarkchester's demolition, residents held signs opposing the —an economic development incentive provided to the project's developer, the Sansone Group, who will collect half of all new sales tax generated at the site for a default length of 23 years. The issue also has led to the formation of the "," a group that aims to have the five city council members who voted in favor of the Walmart project.

K James May 31, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Liz; I am not sure why you are fighting so hard to stay in a city that you obviously detest.
E. Schmidt May 31, 2012 at 02:14 PM
<<<<<There are code variances that have to clear the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council before Sansone can squeeze this BIG BOX BEHEMOTH on a site that is clearly way too small to accommodate it.>>>>> your words not mine. Which is why I was asking where you were getting your information...<<< I can read the code. I can look at a map. Where's the mystery? Or better yet, explain to us how it is not TOO BIG and will fit just fine without any zoning or variance changes? We're waiting...
E. Schmidt May 31, 2012 at 02:15 PM
<<<<<There are code variances that have to clear the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council before Sansone can squeeze this BIG BOX BEHEMOTH on a site that is clearly way too small to accommodate it.>>>>> your words not mine. Which is why I was asking where you were getting your information...<<< I can read the code. I can look at a map. Where's the mystery? Or better yet, explain to us how it is not TOO BIG and will fit just fine without any zoning or code variance changes? We're waiting...
E. Schmidt May 31, 2012 at 02:26 PM
The only thing I detest is gullibility displayed the the majority of the City Council to hand over "free financing" in the form of a taxpayer subsidy to a MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR DEVELOPER on behalf of a MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR CORPORATION by forcing owners to sell under the Threat of Eminent Domain. Does that clear-up things up a bit for you? And let me call your attention to something most people have missed on p. 11 of the Redevelopment Agreement-- >>>3.4 ....The parties acknowledge that the Tenant will construct the New Store on behalf of the Developer.<<< So very interesting...
K James May 31, 2012 at 04:45 PM
MWatson. I think that she detests anyone who doesn't agree with her.

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