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Plans for Walmart in Richmond to be unveiled

A Wal-Mart has been proposed for the corner of Alderbridge and Garden City. - Martin van den Hemel photo
A Wal-Mart has been proposed for the corner of Alderbridge and Garden City.
— image credit: Martin van den Hemel photo

Details of a proposed Walmart store in City Centre could be unveiled later this month.

City staff are in the "final throws" of drafting a report on the proposed rezoning to allow the big box retail store, according to Joe Erceg, the city's general manager of planning and development.

City council's planning committee could consider the report as early as March 20.

Walmart was a driving force in the redevelopment of the Alexandra neighbourhood of West Cambie, after the retailer's development arm began purchasing lots near Alderbridge Way and Garden City Road over a decade ago.

Planning staff have been negotiating with Walmart on the store's form and character to fit city council's vision of a large urban retailer—instead of a box box store surrounded by parking.

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