I am writing to express my opposition to the proposed Walmart relocation project. This project is ill-conceived for any number of reasons.
As a longtime resident of the Joppatowne community, I can tell you first hand how it was when we lost our SuperFresh and Kmart. Moving the Walmart further away from Joppatowne and Edgewood would be a shame. These communities are arguably the target demographic for a Walmart. Why would they move further away.
I now reside in Bel Air south and have so for the past six years. Both routes 24 and 924 are already overburdened on an average day. During the Christmas Holidays, these roads can become down right impassable. The County administration should hire an outside consultant to study the roads and determine if they are overburdened or would be by a new Walmart.
Additionally, it is my understanding the County Council allowed this property to be rezoned a few years ago. I would like to know if they will rezone it back to its previous zoning and if not, why?
The community has overwhelming come out in opposition of this development. Walmart should act as a good corporate citizen and neighbor and redevelop their current location as opposed to move.
Bel Air, Maryland