Wal-Mart construction in Carson not yet begun
October 14, 2004
The only activity in the vacant lot at Hot Springs Road and College Parkway is blowing dust.
Despite plans to have a new Wal-Mart Supercenter finished by the summer of 2005, construction has not yet started. The building plans were filed with Carson City in June. A company spokesman said staff still don’t know when construction will begin.
“I don’t have a specific date for construction,” spokesman Eric Burger said. “But what I can say is, when construction starts normally, a project of this size would be completed in about 10 months.”
According to plans filed with the city, the 203,000-square-foot store will face East College Parkway with a large parking lot that will include landscaping, unlike the former store on South Carson Street.
The Wal-Mart will also have a decorative, earth-toned storefront.
It will have access at Table Rock Drive and a private drive off North Roop Street. The section of Hot Springs Road between College Parkway and Roop Street will be closed.
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Wal-Mart moved to Douglas County in mid-August 2002. Wal-Mart officials have said that if the Carson City project stays on track, the store should open by summer 2005.
A McDonald’s fast-food restaurant will be built inside the store, as well as a pharmacy with a drive-through window, a one-hour photo shop, optical store, garden center, beauty salon and tire and lube express station.
The store’s loading and receiving area is next to a residential neighborhood.
To cut down on noise, plans include a 10-foot screen wall along the back side of the building, with another 8-foot wall along the property line. The building will be 60 to 100 feet from the residential property line.
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