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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:12 AM

Walmart's plans for Waldo school site not so certain

Source: KSHB

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Plans to tear down the former Bingham Middle School and replace it with a Walmart Neighborhood Market has stirred up a lot of controversy in Waldo. The neighborhood has many concerns -- and, apparently, so does Walmart.
The school site sits in a Community Improvement District (CID), where businesses pay a higher property tax or charge an extra half-cent in sales tax. That money goes towards improvements like streetscape projects.
"We've taken some efforts to try to address some of the concerns that the neighborhood groups have expressed," local broker Jeff Clayton said at a meeting between Walmart and the neighborhood last Thursday.
Clayton is working with Walmart on the project and said the retailer learned only last week the site sits in a CID.



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Reply Walmart's plans for Waldo school site not so certain (Original post)
pstokely Jan 2013 OP
JesterCS Jan 2013 #1
pstokely Jan 2013 #2
patrice Jan 2013 #3
Pmc1962 Jan 2013 #8
blur256 Jan 2013 #10
azurnoir Jan 2013 #4
pstokely Jan 2013 #5
mountain grammy Jan 2013 #6
chowder66 Jan 2013 #7
greymattermom Jan 2013 #9

Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:23 AM

1. Where's Waldo? *snark* n/t

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Response to JesterCS (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:30 AM

2. South Kansas City, MO

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Response to pstokely (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:44 AM

3. Not very far from a struggling little thrift store run for the disabled that had a picket out front

last summer carrying signs about low wages.

I'm thinking the prospective site Walmart is talking about is across the street to the north of that little thrift store.

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Response to patrice (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:09 AM

8. And right on the bike path!

Who wants walmart traffic crossing the Trolley Trail?

Bingham needs to be renovated into something but not a walmart.

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Response to Pmc1962 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:46 AM

10. I live in Brookside

And I definitely agree with you. Whatever goes in, I hope it is local.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:55 AM

4. geez when I read the headlinee I thought

Walmart was getting into the charter school business

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Response to pstokely (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:27 AM

6. surprise, surprise!

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:32 AM

7. That's my old Junior High

I was not too sad when I heard it closed. It was terrible when I went there but Walmart? Come on. The residents need to fight this.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:49 AM

9. how about some apartments?

I'm moving from "South Jesus" to "closer in", but there are few apartments anywhere except the Plaza. I prefer a residential to a totally retail area. Waldo would be great.

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