Clovis News

Hearing set Wednesday night on Wal-Mart Supercenter

A hearing for a new shopping center that includes a Wal-Mart Supercenter will be held by the Clovis Planning Commission tonight.

The 491,000-square-foot shopping center is proposed on about 50 acres at Highway 168 and Herndon Avenue.

The hearing was delayed in February to allow city officials to respond to comments made by project opponents.

The commission will be asked to certify an environmental impact report for the center, as well as the project's site plan.

Other tenants include: Kohl's; Petco; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Ross; Dress Barn; and Old Navy.

A judge last year found the city should not have certified the environmental impact report for the project because the document did not adequately address water issues and did not examine the potential for lost business by merchants beyond the Clovis city limits.

Based on the judge's decision, the City Council "decertified" the environmental report and consultants were told to rewrite sections deemed inadequate.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Clovis Veterans Memorial District building at Fourth and Hughes avenues.