Dallas Officials To Vote On Sam’s Club Plan

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The world’s largest retailer is not being welcomed by residents in one north Dallas neighborhood. But it could be too little too late for the battle against the big box. Homeowners with the East Village Association are upset because of plans to bring Sam’s Club to their community.

The store is set to be built close to the intersection of North Central Expressway and North Carroll Avenue. Neighbors in that area are concerned about the future traffic congestion and development issues that could arise if a Sam’s Club opens in the East Village area.

Neighbors explained that the East Village is an up-and-coming area, and they hoped that it would become similar to the nearby and already well established West Village, which is upscale and walkable. But, despite the community’s best efforts to stop the Sam’s Club, a judge on Wednesday denied the group’s request for a temporary restraining order.

There is another court hearing to discuss this issue on Friday.

The city’s zoning commission approved the development plans for Sam’s Club over a year ago. The Dallas Plan Commission needs to vote on the proposed plan. That is expected to happen on Thursday. Just last month, a chairperson for the Dallas Plan Commission said that, if the plans are in line with city laws, then that proposal would likely be approved.

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