Officials delay vote on storeMy suggestion to the Home Depot development department is to give it up. You're not wanted in Roanoke. And with the area's bleak economic outlook, you don't want Roanoke either.
Roanoke officials said they were uneasy about the proposal for a new Home Depot.
By Matt Chittum,The Roanoke Times
Home Depot is on its third attempt in seven years at building a second Roanoke-area store, and its second try on a site across from rival Lowe's on U.S. 220 near Tanglewood Mall.
After sending a clear message that a majority of the commission had serious concerns about the proposed development, ... the commission voted to put off a vote on a request to change development conditions for the land until 3 p.m. July 28.
Another seven days may not seem like much to the Atlanta-based home improvement giant, which first tried to build a store at Virginia 419 and Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke County in 1998. That development fell through, and Home Depot tried again at the U.S. 220 site in 2002. The company stopped that deal over the cost of developing the site. (link)
"Planning Commission" indeed.