This Thursday, Lubbock City Council members will make several important decisions by a majority vote.
One of them is re-zoning a piece of land to allow a future Wal-Mart to build a bigger store.
The location is at 114th and Quaker and it is surrounded by homes and new home construction.
Wal-Mart is requesting to expand the current 16 acre area to 25 acres, giving them 9 extra acres to build a bigger supercenter and sell off the frontage to other businesses to reduce their costs.
It is not unusual for this type of thing to happen anywhere there is development and development, by in large, is good.
But, consider this:
This part of town is already developed with neighborhoods and knowing plans are already set to build Wal-Mart anyway, I am totally against city council giving them more land to do it.
Build in the existing commercially zoned area and let's use the other land to improve the quality of life in the surrounding neighborhoods.
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