"Feature Story" piece on Rockland-area residents and officials who are fighting
"Feature Story" piece on Rockland-area residents and officials who are fighting a proposal by Wal-Mart to build a superstore on Route 1, just outside of town, twice the size of another nearby Wal-Mart, which the new store will replace. But two camps have emerged with supporters claiming 130 promised new jobs are needed, and opponents saying the new Wal-Mart will create unprecedented traffic congestion. Key to the dispute is location. The back half of the land is currently zoned "TB-3," a transitional business designation that specifically excludes retail businesses and restaurants. In order for Wal-Mart to proceed, the land must be rezoned. The final decision will be made by the five-member city council. James Raye, Rockland's mayor thinks approval might be granted within 90 days.
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Haskell, Meg, ""Feature Story" piece on Rockland-area residents and officials who are fighting" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4067.