April 29, 2013 Category: Business & Corporate Law
Recently, Wal-Mart has become one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the U.S. with locations all over the country. The corporation now has its eye on opening its latest location in a town in Michigan. The plans for the new location have been submitted and were set to be examined by a local business planning commission in the middle of April.
The corporation is requesting that the commission approve their plans for building on the 30.35 acre plot of land. The plans call for a large shopping complex that will span 126,161 square feet. Wal-Mart had previously submitted a plan but the town officials requested that the corporation include a buffer zone between the parking lot and two residential properties located just north of the store.
The town has also requested that the corporation include a sidewalk for public use along the property. The newly submitted plans reflect all of the changes which the town officials had requested of the corporation. The plan will include an automotive center as well as the usual retail departments, such as clothing, groceries, hardware and more.
Although there was a short delay for Wal-Mart, the company’s new Michigan location seems to be going rather smoothly. More than likely the corporation has implemented effective and careful business planning, thus ensuring that the location meets all local rules and regulations. This will help to avoid future litigation for any safety or other types of violations. It has also ensured that the location will fulfill all of the requests made by the local planning commission.
Source: mlive.com, ” Whitehall Township Wal-Mart plans to get planning commission review April 24 ,” Dave Alexander, April 19, 2013