Walmart quietly moving into North Portland


Walmart is moving ahead with plans to redevelop a 90,000-square-foot retail store in North Portland’s Hayden Meadows. 

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Walmart is moving ahead with plans to redevelop a 90,000-square-foot retail store in North Portland’s Hayden Meadows.

In 2006, Walmart pressed for a store on Hayden Island, which is slightly north of its current planned site and more residential. But opposition from neighbors and a building moratorium led by Sam Adams, who was then a city commissioner and Walmart opponent, scuttled the development. 

Then in December 2009, Walmart announced it would develop the new site in East Columbia neighborhood, but there’s been relatively little movement on the project until this month. Now, Walmart is asking for a land-use variance that will bring it one step from a building permit. So far, the company has not seen the resistance and controversy that followed its initial North Portland plans. 

The 6.99 acres at 1107 and 1123 N. Hayden Island Meadows Drive would host the building and 140,000 square feet of parking. According to Walmart spokespeople, the store would offer a full-service grocery department — including a bakery, deli and fresh produce — and a pharmacy. The store would be compact by Walmart standards and is smaller than the building currently on the site. Washington’s Pacland and Portland-based TMT Development are leading development.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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