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Warrenton sends Walmart appeal to Land Use Board of Appeals

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Warrenton City Commission voted to send the appeal against Walmart to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.

Walmart’s site design, variance on bicycle stalls and lot line adjustment applications were approved by the Warrenton Planning Commission Nov. 15. A local group called Clatsop Residents Against Walmart (CRAW) filed the appeal Nov. 30, stating four issues with Walmart’s application. Those four issues included the location of the truck docks, a screening wall that CRAW alleges is not in compliance with the city’s code, a lack of demonstration of hardship over the variance to allow fewer bike racks and the lack of a wetlands permit.

The city code requires one bike space in the front of the store per 10 parking spots for a new development. That would require Walmart to have 67 bike spaces. The company has applied for a variance to have 28.

Read more at The Daily Astorian.

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