Plans for construction of Mount Airy Wal-Mart to be revealed tonight

October 26, 1998|By Mary Gail Hare | Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF

Mount Airy residents will get their first real look today at plans for a Wal-Mart store at a Route 27 shopping center.

The Mount Airy Planning and Zoning Commission will review site plans for the store today -- the beginning of a process that could bring an 85,000-square-foot Wal-Mart to the town of 5,000.

A citizens group opposed to the project complains it will be ill prepared to comment at the planning commission meeting because members have been denied access to information.

Town officials have refused residents' requests to see a detailed traffic study and the staff reports on the project.

Residents' comments will be accepted tonight. A group of residents and business owners launched a petition drive and collected several hundred signatures of people opposed to Wal-Mart.

The Mount Airy Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 7: 30 p.m. at Town Hall, 110 S. Main St.

Pub Date: 10/26/98

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