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Walmart Increasingly Likely at Lindbergh

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In spite of spirited neighborhood opposition, the Atlanta Zoning Review Board has approved Sembler / Fuqua Development's plans to bring a massive new big box (150k square feet) store to Lindbergh. And that store is very likely to be a Walmart. Neighborhood opposition was driven less by antipathy toward Walmart than a desire to see the site developed in line with Atlanta's Transit Oriented Development (TOD) regime, which would decrease the size of the parking lot and encourage a more urban, pedestrian-friendly footprint. The story hints that the Mayor's office got involved...the Reporter piece gives you the deets. [Reporter Newspapers]