Big Box Proposal Tests Regional Planning in Pennsylvania

Date: 1 Apr 2003 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Wal-Mart wants to build a 150,000-square-foot supercenter in Upper Hanover Township, a rural corner of Pennsylvania about one hour northwest of Philadelphia. The supercenter would anchor a large shopping complex, including twin strip malls on opposite sides of the highway. Two years ago, Wal-Mart would have needed no more than an okay from Upper Hanover officials to proceed.… Read More

Local Retailers Can’t Grow in the Shadows of Supercenters

Date: 17 Nov 2002 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Big box retailers are rapidly rolling out stores throughout Minnesota. Wal-Mart and Target are leading the pack with plans to build hundreds of new "supercenters" nationwide. These giant 200,000-square-foot stores are twice the size of a standard Wal-Mart and include general merchandise and a full supermarket, plus dozens of specialty vendors, from florists to gas stations. Wal-Mart is scouting locations for a supercenter on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Small townships like Lakewood are likely sites. Wal-Mart is already building a supercenter in Cloquet and plans to abandon its existing 100,000-square-foot outlet when the new store opens.… Read More

Mamaroneck, Ny Enacts Law Governing Development Beyond Its Borders

Date: 1 Aug 2000 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The town of Mamaroneck, New York recently took steps to protect its character and environment from large-scale developments that abut, adjoin, or are adjacent to its borders. Under a zoning ordinance enacted in April, the town now requires these developments to undergo a comprehensive review and obtain a permit from the Mamaroneck Town Board. … Read More