Walmart vote postponed

Jul 18, 2014

A local zoning board has postponed action on a proposed Walmart Supercenter in northern Vanderburgh County. 

The Evansville-Vanderburgh Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously to delay by one month consideration of the retail giant’s requests for less parking, more and larger signage, and fewer landscaped islands than required by the county’s zoning ordinance.

The additional month will allow Walmart and zoning board attorney Dirck Stahl to come up with concessions to neighbors who are opposed to the project at Boonville-New Harmony Road and State Road 57.

The Evansville Courier and Press reports residents became emotional at times, as they expressed concerns to the board about a bright and noisy commercial complex moving into their rural neighborhood.

Regardless of the board’s action next month, Walmart’s proposal will require more government approval.