Sparks commission okay's Legends Marina Walmart

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Updated: 11/22/2013 10:12 pm

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The Sparks Planning Commission has approved the special-use permit Walmart needs to build a new 180,000-square foot supercenter on the edge of the Legends mall at the Sparks Marina.

Commissioners voted 6-1 Thursday to approve the permit for the Sparks Legends Development Inc. to begin construction on 18 acres near Marina Gateway Drive northeast of the marina and west of Target.

Walmart spokeswoman Amelia McLear says it will mean about 300 new jobs. It's expected to open in summer 2015.

The Daily Sparks Tribune reports the permit requires sound walls and widening of Marina Gateway Drive from two lanes to four from East Lincoln Way north to Prater Way.

City planner Tim Thompson says it's part of a plan for a new 1.3 million square-foot retail and entertainment center.

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catluvrnv - 11/24/2013 4:28 PM
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It's already a nightmare to navigate the roundabouts at Legends, and when it's busy, it can be nearly impossible to access the center. Adding a Wal-Mart is not only unnecessary (there's one 5 miles away, and there is a Target there) but it does not match the profile of the mall and the mall cannot handle the additional traffic. Once it's there, I will not, and that is what I have heard from everyone I have talked to.

fastd - 11/23/2013 2:58 AM
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It's great that this will create some new jobs,but it would be nice to know if they are getting a sweetheart deal on taxes.Will they be paying property taxes or are they getting the same deal as the one on Glendale,in that they collect sales taxes but get to keep 75% of them.It has been show repeatedly that they take more from a community than they contribute so good luck to all of us.
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