FIRST SUPERWALMART PUBLIC HEARING
FEBRUARY 22, 7:30 PM, CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER
The Moscow Planning and Zoning Commission
will be hearing an application to rezone 77 acres across the Troy Highway from
the Moscow Cemetery to Motor Business, a classification that will allow big box
stores like SuperWalMart to locate in Moscow. This public hearing will be the
first opportunity for you to voice your opinion whether this type of development
is good for Moscow and Latah County or not.
a group of area residents organized to fight the application, says
MOSCOW - YES!!
SUPERWALMART - NO!!
Locating up to 1.5 MILLION square feet of big box retail space at
the eastern entrance to Moscow will permanently change the character of our community.
Family-owned local businesses, employing hundreds of local workers, will be in
competition with low-wage corporate discount chains carrying low quality goods.
When these stores are forced to close, we will lose the diversity of goods and
services available to us now.
After payroll and property taxes are paid, the rest of the money spent at big
box stores leaves the community forever.
Supplying the needs of big box stores with water, sewer, police protection, and
other services will severely tax Moscow's already strained infrastructure. Costs
to the city to provide those increased services will be far greater than the additional
Increased demand on our fragile aquifer and loss of open spaces to parking lots
will have a negative effect on our environment.
Traffic problems along the Troy highway, particularly at the intersection of Mountain
View Road, will become even worse. Increased traffic will be dangerous to users
of the Latah Trail.
Sprawling big box development is the exact opposite of Smart Growth principles
as supported by the New Cities study of Moscow residents’ vision for our
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
ATTEND THE HEARING AND SPEAK YOUR HEART AND MIND!
If you cannot attend, written testimony can be submitted PRIOR to the hearing
Hand delivery to City Hall
Joel Plaskon, Community Development Director
City of Moscow
206 East Third Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The rezone application and other documents may be reviewed
at the Moscow Community Development Department or on our pdfs page.
NoSuperWalmart is holding a pre-hearing no-host dinner to
celebrate a vibrant downtown at 5:30 on February 22 at Casa Lopez.
Join us there to celebrate our community, join our voices and then attend the
hearing to say
YES MOSCOW!! NO SUPERWALMART!!
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