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Deltona board votes against Walmart proposal
By Al Everson
posted Mar 4, 2014 - 12:02:34pm
After three hours of discussion, the Deltona Planning and Zoning Board rebuffed a plan for a retail center anchored by a Walmart store, and adjacent to a posh neighborhood and a retirement complex.
"There's a lot of moving parts to this," Deltona Senior Planning Manager Ron Paradise said at the Feb. 19 meeting.
The panel voted 5-1 against a request to amend the Sterling Court mixed-use planned-unit development (MPUD) by rezoning three lots along Saxon Boulevard.
The MPUD is divided into four areas, which are bisected by Sterling Silver Boulevard and Alabaster Way along the north side of Saxon Boulevard.
One of the areas has been developed with the retirement complex, and two others were slated for offices and medical facilities. The fourth area was set aside for commercial and retail use.
Now the developer, WRS of Mount Pleasant, S.C., wants to swap the professional and commercial areas, and proposes a 44,000-square-foot Walmart Neighborhood Market — including a grocery store and pharmacy — across Alabaster Way from the retirement complex.
That plan doesn’t sit well with some of the neighbors of the property, and Deltona Planning and Zoning Board members sided with the objectors.
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