Citizens will get a chance Dec. 10 to see plans for an unconventional Wal-Mart facility planned for the northeast corner of Memorial Boulevard and Airport Road across from Adams Place.
The public meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in SportsCom, 2310 Memorial Blvd., and the open house styled public meeting will feature several stations where information on several aspects of the retailer’s plan will be available for public viewing, Murfreesboro Planning Director Joseph Aydelott said.
The site is already properly zoned so no rezoning will be required, the director said. Murfreesboro Planning Commission will consider the site plan during its Dec. 19 meeting.
Information kiosks or stations at the public meeting Dec. 10 will include:
• Traffic, access, signalization, and roadway improvements.
• Drainage and stormwater management.
• Landscaping, screening, and buffering plans.
• Building appearance.
• General site and layout plan.
“We will be meeting with representatives of Adams Place,” Aydelott said. “The plan has many additional amenities: the site plan is much more like The Oaks located along Thompson Lane except there is much less signage and includes materials like stacked stone, brick, and other (attractive) masonry elements.
The facility will have parking on the front and north sides of the building,” Aydelott said.
Site plans were submitted and approved for another Wal-Mart facility south of town southeast of the intersection of U.S. 231 (South Church Street or Shelbyville Highway) and County Farm Road, now known as Joe B. Jackson Parkway.
The parcel was already zoned for that use,” the Director said.
The City’s Planning Commission approved that site plan four years ago, Aydelott added, but the company held off on construction until just recently.
“I expect construction on that project to begin by the end of the year,” Aydelott said.
The building’s construction will resemble that of the company’s new store north of town, Aydelott said. Both will have groceries but neither store will have a fuel depot.
A traffic light will be placed at the intersection of 231 and Joe B. Jackson Parkway and in another location further back from 231 at a set of townhomes.