NEWPORT NEWS — A crucial meeting is coming up to decide the fate of the proposed Walmart at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Mercury Boulevard.
The 150,000 square-foot Walmart would include groceries, garden center and pharmacy as well as the typical items sold at Walmart stores throughout the country.
The planning commission on June 2 will recommend whether to rezone the 26 acres where the Walmart would be located from industrial to commercial. Currently, several light industrial businesses locate on that property, which is behind the What-A-Burger and Super 8 motel, between Jefferson Avenue and the railroad tracks.
The ultimate decision on whether to rezone a property lies with City Council.Follow NewsChannel 3 on Twitter
Proponents of the new Walmart say it brings much-needed shopping options to those who live in the south district.