Tele-Talk: What questions or concerns should the planning board be raising when it reviews the proposed Walmart expansion?
Published DateWalmart is looking to add nearly 53,000 square feet to its existing 100,000-square-foot North Conway store, and the planning board will begin its review of the project on Thursday night. The plan is to expand onto the what is currently the Chick Home Center property, with Chick moving its operations to Hobbs Street in Conway Village. One element of the plan for the Super Walmart is a new traffic roundabout at the entrance on North-South Road. Town officials had suggested the roundabout as an alternative to a signalized intersection. In addition to the Chick property, Walmart would have to purchase a parcel of state land in order to expand — land the state acquired for the bypass project. State Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Boynton said the parcel is small enough that selling it wouldn't affect any future bypass plans.
This week's question is: What questions or concerns should the planning board be raising when it reviews the proposed Walmart expansion?