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LETTER: Walmart Brings Jobs, Convenience

Walmart's proposed move to the Bel Air area has become a hot button issue for the community.

A member of the Hunter's Run development in Bel Air says he supports Walmart's move because of the added convenience it will bring.

The Hunter's Run community is located a short distance from the proposed Walmart site along MD Route 924.

Dave Green submitted the following letter to the editor:

Dear Editor,

As a resident of the Hunter’s Run community in Bel Air, I support the construction of the new Walmart store. I believe it will be convenient for the whole community; it will create more local jobs. It will actually simplify entering and exiting the Bright Oaks and Hunter’s Run communities with a proposed new traffic signal at Bright Oaks Drive and Route 924.

The area is appropriately zoned for a store of this type. If the county did not want a large retail store in this area, they should have considered that issue years ago when the zoning for this property was changed. Where was the opposition to the zoning changes then? Walmart is meeting all the requirements for developing their store on this property and I believe they must pay for the traffic control improvements associated with the development of this property.

I see the overall impact of this new Walmart store as very positive and I support it.

Sincerely,

Dave Green

Bel Air, MD 21015

chris cottoerflod January 03, 2013 at 05:22 PM
I think that waste transfer station should be there instead, fill those nimby's air with the sweet smell of garbage.
G D January 07, 2013 at 11:29 AM
How is sitting in traffic convenient? Please do not insult everyone's intelligence by trying to justify overdevelpoment......sheeple mentality.
HB January 14, 2013 at 12:15 AM
Oh yes, convenience. It's so hard to drive five miles in either direction to get to Walmart.
Helen January 16, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Please Walmart, hurry up and build the store. There are many many Bel Air residents that want the store. Employee our teenagers. Employee our Veterans..............Yes Yes Yes to the new Walmart
JDev May 11, 2013 at 07:53 PM
There is no one by this name in the Hunters Run development.

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