A zoning change in a North Bossier neighborhood alerts a potential new grocery close to the place a competitor was rejected just a few years in the past.
At Monday’s public listening to of the Metropolitan Planning Fee, Keith Lybrand of Brookshire Grocery Firm, utilized for a zoning change to a seven acre tract of land in Bossier Metropolis, north of I-220, from residential agriculture to basic enterprise. The property is on the southeast nook of Airline Drive and Wemple Highway in Bossier Metropolis, simply south of the CVS pharmacy.
In 2016, residents within the space opposed the constructing of a Walmart Supercenter throughout Airline Drive and on the reverse nook, citing issues for elevated site visitors and crime leading to declining residence values.
After 18 months of making an attempt to realize favor for the brand new location, Walmart introduced in March 2017 that it was abandoning plans for the brand new retailer. Shortly thereafter, its current Supercenter three miles south down Airline Drive was renovated.
Walmart had instructed metropolis officers that it supposed to function each Airline Drive areas.
Primarily based in Tyler, the Brookshire Grocery Firm operates greater than 180 shops within the area beneath the manufacturers of Brookshire’s, Tremendous 1 Meals, FRESH by Brookshire’s and Spring Market.