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GALLERY: More Than 250 At Redlands Public Hearing on Walmart Supercenter

The development plan proposes a 256,614-square-foot retail and commercial center on 32.9 acres at San Bernardino Avenue and Tennessee Street, according to city records.

More than 250 people attended a public hearing Wednesday evening about the proposed Walmart Supercenter project for north Redlands, police at the event estimated.

The hearing began at 6 p.m. July 18 in the cafeteria at Citrus Valley High School, near the 32.9-acre site proposed for the project.

The development plan, called Redlands Crossing, proposes a 256,614-square-foot retail and commercial center on 32.9 acres at San Bernardino Avenue and Tennessee Street, according to city records.

The Walmart Supercenter is proposed as a 196,114-square-foot store, and the plan includes nine out-parcels with potential for 60,500 square feet for three fast-food drive-thru restaurants and other retail and restaurant space, according city of Redlands staff.

Citrus Valley High, at Pioneer Avenue and Texas Street, is just northeast of where developers want to build the Walmart Supercenter and the rest of the project.

To read the Redlands Crossing draft environmental impact report, click here.

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joe July 19, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Don't do it!! I just moved from a community that was destroyed after a super walmart came in.. you will lose grocery stores and the downtown area will become a ghost town!
El Guapo July 20, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Went back to my hometown in Kansas about 2 months ago. The "square" which used to house numerous businesses was empty except numerous "flea market" type stores. All the grocery stores were gone. The only place to buy common household goods was Wal Mart. I am sure this would not happen on this magnitude in Redlands. However, I have no doubt it will end local businesses, In our current economy we all try to get the most bang for or buck so to speak. But this is a path we should not travel in my opinion.
Diego Jones July 20, 2012 at 04:41 PM
"End local businesses", "community that was destroyed", "become a ghost town!"...read the EIR. Read the market absorption numbers. Read the estimated jobs. Instead, end the emotional drivel.
Melissa October 19, 2012 at 05:04 AM
This will not be good for our community. It will effect companies like Stater Brothers and other food chains. How about all the other small businesses that have been hit hard by these hard times? My family depends on my husbands job at Staters. I haven't shopped at Wal-mart for 8 years. They are a terrible company. Most of their employees need food stamps to survive. I lived in Colton at one point in time. Wal-mart put all those shops out of business on Mt. Vernon and Washington. It looks bad over there. If you don't believe me look at how ugly it is over there. Sad day for Redlands.

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