Wal-Mart revises plans
Wal-Mart has submitted a scaled-down revision for its plans to build a supercenter store in Atascadero, the Tribune reported. The retail giant now proposes a 123,112-square-foot retail and grocery building, including a pharmacy, although it will no longer be a drive-through, and a 6,448-square-foot outdoor garden center, the newspaper reported. A tire and lube express will no longer be part of the project.
City officials are confident that this is Wal-Mart’s final submission, City Manager Wade McKinney told the Tribune. “This is what we are going to take to the EIR (environmental impact report) process, and on to the Planning Commission and City Council,” he said. It will likely take up to a year before the environmental impact report is completed.