Another Extension on Plat Deadline For Proposed Roseville Wal-Mart
Click on our link to see letter from Wal-Mart's attorney.
Wal-Mart has requested extending the deadline for when Roseville must act on its request for preliminary plat approval on a proposed discount store in the community to July 9th, the city said in a news update Tuesday.
"At this point, no specific meeting date has been selected for consideration of the preliminary plat," the city said. "Once a meeting date is set, the city will communicate the process through the website and the City News updates list. Click here to view the extension request letter from Walmart.
Wal-Mart's request for the plat deadline extension came after the the Roseville City Council last week moved forward with the discounter's proposed Twin Lakes store evening, rejecting a citizen petition for an additional environmental assessment.
The Council's vote came as it also heard citizen input about preliminary and final plat approval and a development agreement to build a 160,000 square-foot discount store in Roseville's Twin Lakes area.
The Council voted 3-2—with council members Tammy Pust and Tammy McGehee dissenting—to exempt the store from an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW), a requirement that had held up the project, because, as some members said, a previous environmental study had already addressed the issues the EAW would target.
“I believe the [Alternative Urban Areawide Review] looked at a worst case scenario that is significantly worse than what is being proposed here,” Mayor Dan Roe said.
After hearing from several Roseville residents, who all had critical words for the proposed megastore, the Council decided shortly before 11 p.m. Monday, May 21 to postpone a vote on Wal-Mart’s preliminary plat, final plat, and development agreement.