Big-box Ban Opposed

A real estate group says banning big-box stores would cause economic pain.
December 5, 2003, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Austin's leading real estate development group joined the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday in opposing a proposed ban on so-called big-box retail stores in environmentally sensitive Southwest Austin...environmentalists and neighborhood groups, argue that big-box retailers would lead to increases in traffic and pollution. They also raise concerns about goods such stores carry that could damage water quality in the event of a catastrophe, such as a fire or an explosion."

Thanks to Brian Mabry

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Published on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 in Austin American-Statesmen


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