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What Should Go Here? Ellisville Walmart Edition

What other business should go on the empty lot of land along Manchester Road, if not a Walmart?

“What Should Go Here” is a regular feature in our site where we ask community members for ideas or suggestions on what businesses should move to empty commercial spaces in Ballwin and Ellisville.

At the latest meeting of the planning and zoning commission, a majority of those in the public were against the Walmart development.

A show of hands poll conducted by commission member Chris Turner during that meeting showed that, of those in attendance, six property owners were in favor of the Walmart project and 28 against it.

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During the meeting, Rick G. Rohlfin, of BFA Consultants and Engineers, who was representing Walmart, said he believed the property was well suited for the Walmart development and reminded residents that no other business had applied or showed an interest for the space.

What else should go here if not a Walmart? Or is a Walmart the most appropriate business to go in that space? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.


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Concerned Ellisville Citizen July 16, 2012 at 02:10 AM
I think a Walmart would suck...really like the other comments..Whole Foods, Starbucks, Garden Ridge, anything but a Walmart!!
Suzanne Gundlach July 16, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Aren't the existing vacant car dealerships part of a different parcel - one that has been identified for "future development" of a city hall/community complex? (not the currently debated Walmart project)
Just "J" July 16, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Suzanne I was just thinking the same thing. Why wasn't a picture of the apartment buildings shown instead of the empty car lots. Carlos.... you should have worded that differently. It should have read "what should go here" period,, not including the walmart comment. And after most of the meetings I have been to no one has answered the question of what is going on that land. Probably a new city hall for Ellisville will be included.
Suzanne Gundlach July 16, 2012 at 06:13 PM
@ "Just J" a new city hall complex for that site was in a Great Streets Initiative document that I don't have at my fingertips (sorry), but there *is* mention of new city hall in this document from the FY2011 budget that clearly states "Build a new City Hall" as item 'o' on page 24; from section titled "City of Ellisville Goals". Also states that a goal is to "increase housing diversity"...so are there plans pending to build more multi-family apartment units to compensate for the loss of Clarkchester properties? Would be interested to know.
Suzanne Gundlach July 16, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Link for "Just J" http://www.ellisville.mo.us/vertical/sites/%7B33CED3E0-6A3F-4820-B73B-819111695B3A%7D/uploads/%7BAF7671B6-62B4-4756-8467-4731CE4982E8%7D.PDF

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