Wal-Mart's Mission Unaccomplished

The City Council of Mission, KS, unanimously passed zoning ordinance amendments which include more stringent controls on any potential big-box development within its downtown corridor.

The rules passed by Mission, a Kansas City suburb, restrict the footprint of any big-box store to 50,000 square feet — thus requiring such stores to go vertical. The rules also mandate the use of structured parking and include more stringent design and landscaping requirements.

Thanks to Barbara Sharp

Full Story: Mission Kills Wal-Mart Plan

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