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Public hearing, Walmart vote to come July 5

There are 26 comments on the ThisWeek Community Newspapers story from Jun 29, 2011, titled Public hearing, Walmart vote to come July 5. In it, ThisWeek Community Newspapers reports that:

Proposed renovations to the Westerville Square shopping center at the corner of South State Street and Schrock Road will be up for a public hearing and a final decision from Westerville City Council on July 5. Council heard the second reading of legislation at its June 21 meeting to allow for a modification of the development's site plan.

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Mike fm Taxerville

Dublin, OH

#21 Jul 1, 2011
These people aint right wrote:
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Mike from T...
You are truly blinded by your outright hatred for walmart and whatever else it is you hate. Did you not read the article and Resident Carol Peterson's quote? The word "undesirable" is a racist word when used in the context as Ms. Peterson did. Read it again without blinders on.
"Those signing the petition wrote comments against having a big-box store in the city and saying that a Walmart would attract undesireable people to Westerville "
True left and right wingers resort to name calling. Thank you for proving my point. I have considered both sides of the issue and have come to support re-development of a dilapidated shopping center.
Are there not "undesirables" in all races? Yes - then why can it be a racist word.

If I change my may of thinking to yours then there are no "Desirables" is some of the races. NOW that would be a racist statement.

Its not Walmart that I'm against its ANY big box store that comes in and wants to run a 24/7 operations. Its the extra traffic at Shrock/OH-3 that will be added.

Just wondering how many people live within 1/2 mile (I do, do you) of this area really want it there.
Cmon man

Seymour, IL

#22 Jul 1, 2011
Mike fm Taxerville wrote:
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Are there not "undesirables" in all races? Yes - then why can it be a racist word.
If I change my may of thinking to yours then there are no "Desirables" is some of the races. NOW that would be a racist statement.
Its not Walmart that I'm against its ANY big box store that comes in and wants to run a 24/7 operations. Its the extra traffic at Shrock/OH-3 that will be added.
Just wondering how many people live within 1/2 mile (I do, do you) of this area really want it there.
http://www.westerville.org/Portals/0/MS%20Tra...

Review the attached traffic study link perfomed for the center's redevelopment. Refer to the conclusions that says traffic will increase however "a number of potential improvements were identified for this intersection that would successfully mitigate the increased Wal-Mart traffic."

This it appears that this study was performed for the City of Westerville (not Hadler) and has concluded that traffic issues at that intersection can be minimized.(page 24-25 Conclusions)

Now it's a completely different issue if the city does not follow through with the recommended work or ask the improvements be done by the developer.

When you moved to this area did you not expect the center to be redeveloped at some point? I did.
These people aint right

Naperville, IL

#23 Jul 1, 2011
Mike fm Taxerville wrote:
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Are there not "undesirables" in all races? Yes - then why can it be a racist word.
If I change my may of thinking to yours then there are no "Desirables" is some of the races. NOW that would be a racist statement.
Its not Walmart that I'm against its ANY big box store that comes in and wants to run a 24/7 operations. Its the extra traffic at Shrock/OH-3 that will be added.
Just wondering how many people live within 1/2 mile (I do, do you) of this area really want it there.
Maybe racist was too harsh a word. Okay, how about an "elitist" mentality. Yes, that's a better description.

elitist
"pride in or awareness of being one of an elite group"

Carolee luberto

Zanesville, OH

#24 Jul 1, 2011
Mike fm Taxerville wrote:
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Carolee,
I was NOT commenting on YOUR statement, I was commenting on the term "undesirables" statement and somebody called the word undesirables as being racist.
My question was why was that word a racist word, I stated that undesirables come in all races.
If your neighbors have said this then it is racism.
What I dI won't understand is why you had to metion what race your grandchildern are. Please explain?
. How ignorant do you have to be to tell your neighbor you don't want Somalis and Mexicans in Westerville when you are aware my grandchildren come from a diverse, wonderfully mixed background? that was my point. And the neighbors wonder why I have nothing to do with them anymore. I love Westerville. I just don't like the small minds some people have.
Muff Dyve

Bowling Green, OH

#25 Jul 2, 2011
Really looking forward to the Somalians and the crime coming to the area. We'll be reading about purse snatching and rapes this time next year. Traffic on State and Schrock should be a joy too. Doesn't matter where you put these Walmarts. Crime ALWAYS follows.
These people aint right

Naperville, IL

#26 Jul 2, 2011
Muff Dyve wrote:
Really looking forward to the Somalians and the crime coming to the area. We'll be reading about purse snatching and rapes this time next year. Traffic on State and Schrock should be a joy too. Doesn't matter where you put these Walmarts. Crime ALWAYS follows.
Please provide links to the studies that were conducted to prove your statement.

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