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North Miami planning board to discuss proposed Walmart

Developer Retrosource requesting a zoning change for project
January 05, 2015 10:30AM

Walmart Neighborhood Market in Hialeah Gardens

Walmart Neighborhood Market in Hialeah Gardens

Plans for a Walmart Neighborhood Market store have many residents speaking out against developers.

The North Miami planning commission will meet Tuesday evening to discuss the proposed Walmart in a mostly vacant lot off of Northeast 135th Street between Memorial Highway and Northeast Third Court.

Most of the land is zoned for commercial use, the Miami Herald reported. The developer, Retrosource, hopes to zone the residential area as well. Petitions have circulated asking the city council to deny the zoning change.

North Miami councilman Philippe Bien-Aime will reportedly host a town hall meeting to discuss the plan, among other projects, Monday night at 7 p.m. He described the proposed site as a very important area and opposes the plan as presented, the Herald reported. [Miami Herald]Katherine Kallergis