Wal-Mart submitted plans and a $100,000 deposit to the City of Atascadero on Monday for a store that is significantly smaller than originally proposed.
The revised application is for 117,767 square foot commercial retail and grocery store, about 40,000 square feet smaller than a plan discussed in January. The revised plan includes the following:
- general merchandise sales area of 63,499 square feet
- grocery sales and support area of 27,869 square feet
- retail tenant space, 2,625 square feet
- stock and ancillary area, 23,774 square feet
A tire and lube express and outdoor garden area have been eliminated from the plans. However, the store is proposed to include a drive-thru pharmacy. The project also includes 2 acres of additional retail area separate of the store and a 2.8 acre multi-family residential area on the southern end of the site.
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Plans for the adjacent Annex Shopping Center were also submitted by the Rottman Group. That project includes eight retail buildings totaling 114,574 square feet of commercial space on a 13 acre site. The proposed site plan includes one drive-through restaurant and a drug store with drive-thru pharmacy.
The revised plans will launch the required environmental review process, which is expected to take about a year.