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A picture is worth $3.9 million dollars in renovations, so why is WalMart not talking to the neighbors??

Posted on the former Whole Foods Lowest Greenville, Tuesday March 13, 2012

Permit #11111-71070 was issued on December 29, 2011 for an INTERIOR REMODEL for a General Merchandise or Food Store larger than 3,500 square feet. Yeah, we are so happy about this we could (insert ironic comment here)

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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The first new RPO on Lower Greenville in five years goes for the jugular

The newest Resident Parking Only zone was quietly installed this past Monday on a street that needed it so bad. Finally, after years of putting up with noise, blocked driveways and trash, one neighbor said 'Enough'.

And where, you may ask, is this new zone? It's not in Bishop Arts, and it's not in Uptown.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Finding Get Smart at Lowest Greenville WalMart

The process of turning the Lowest Greenville Whole Foods into a Neighborhood WalMart is beginning to look more like Get Smart than a corporate action.

For months, the CBRE folks managing the lease have refused to say who, if anyone, was leasing the space that has been empty for nearly three years. Since last July, teams of people have been scurrying all over the building. Last November, the announcement of the new tenant was postponed while the T's were crossed. But behind the scenes, WalMart filed nearly 130 pages of sitemaps just after Thanksgiving, which neighbors found (and published) in early February. Still, absolute complete radio silence from CBRE. WalMart issued polite denials, claiming - We're still looking at this and other properties.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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And how far do those St Patrick's Day parking restrictions go this year???

As if you did not have enough to plan for in March, it's almost time for BD's favorite Jewish holiday - St. Patrick's Day. Yeah, I know the parade may not happen, but that just means more people getting drunker earlier in the day, but what are pagan holidays for? And it's another unholy trinity since SPD falls on a Saturday this year.

But before you and your neighbors start drinking on Friday night, pay attention to the No Parking signs you will see planted in the ground starting Thursday night. The City just posted the official map of where all the signs go, and you can see it after the jump.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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BD Exclusive: First review at WalMart's site plans (yeah, it's a WalMart)

Better late than never: We have posted seven pages of the Lowest Greenville (proposed) WalMart. Just a fair warning - It's a large file (>3.5 megs), but each page is a full-size scan (36 x 36 inches. Here is the link.

After yesterday's surprise announcement about the (pending) redevelopment of Whole Foods Lowest Greenville into WalMart Lowest Greenville, some intrepid neighbors went to the City's Building Inspection Department and pulled a whole bunch of site plans. In addition to paying big bucks for big copies, one neighbor got a parking ticket because he was in the Municipal Building so long - when was the last time you saw anyone from Parking Enforcement write a parking ticket? Me neither (we are starting a fundraiser to pay the ticket off).

We're not sure what documents the Dallas Observer was quoting from for their story, because the City staffer told us we were the first ones to ask for these site plans.

BD and others have done a cursory review of nearly 15 site plan pages, out of more than 130 pages. We'll have a final review sometime next week, and post all the information here.

The documents were filed (in November) by the property address (2218 Greenville) and not by the name of the business. That's how it was kept off the radar of neighborhood folks watching the parking lot.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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