#City & Town Planning
United States of America


Despite ongoing negative public outcry, a lawsuit against The Town of McCandless and Walmart, and two court appeals, Walmart has continued with their plan to purchase land on Blazier Drive in order to build a 150,000 square foot 24 hour, big box, Super Walmart.

These are the reasons many of the people of McCandless are insisting Walmart withdraw from this proposed development.

1. The environmental impact will be substantial. The land lies immediately adjacent to Pine Creek on a historic wetland and within Pine Creek’s floodplain. The buildings of previous businesses and parking lots on the site were erected before current environmental regulations. Flooding, sometimes severe, has always occurred on the entire site.

2. The safety of any citizen using Ingomar Road for biking, walking, and running is in jeopardy. Ingomar Road, which is the main road leading into our 3,000 acre county park (North Park), will be one of two roads used for supply truck and customer access to the supercenter. The main entrance to the park lies only a few blocks from the proposed site. Traffic studies done by Walmart are truly questionable and do not reflect the traffic congestion expected from a store of this scope in this location.

3. The citizens in the immediate area of the proposed site have legitimate concerns. Surrounding the site on three sides are residential neighborhoods whose roads, property values, and safety will be greatly impacted and compromised.

Surveys, previous petitions, current retail saturation, and general public opposition indicate a Walmart is not wanted in this location. Sam Walton himself said he would not put a Walmart where it is not wanted!

We do not want or need a 24-hour, big box supercenter on Blazier Drive in McCandless, PA!

We, the undersigned, call on Walmart to withdraw the sales agreement to purchase property on Blazier Drive in McCandless Township, PA.

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The No Walmart on Blazier Drive, McCandless, PA petition to Walmart was written by Citizens of McCandless and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.