Hearing on Remington Walmart proposal tonight
The city planning commission will hear lengthy testimony tonight on a proposed development for the current Anderson Automotive site that flanks Howard Street in Remington.
Plans for the 11.5 acre plot of land have divided residents, many of whom have strong reactions to a Walmart store proposed for the site, and thrust the neighborhood into the limelight.
A diverse group of people call Remington home and opinions on the store run the gamut from those who welcome opportunities to buy cheap goods to those who fear the store will drive down wages in the area.
Two coaltitions of residents and business owners who have concerns about the project, Bmore Local and Bmore CAN are holding a rally before the planning commission meets.
If the commission votes to approve the plans for the project tonight, it could return to the City Council for approval as soon as next month.