WalMart Proposal

Lincoln Mayor Coleen Seng weighed in Monday on the proposal to build another Wal-Mart outlet in the capital city. At issue is including a Wal-Mart Supercenter in a development being proposed just north of the intersection of 84th and Adams street.

 The mayor told the council she would veto the proposal as it now stands. That is, if a big-box store like a Wal-Mart Supercenter remained part of it. She said it wouldn't fit into the neighborhood. The mayor also said  the streets in the area would have to be upgraded to handle the traffic a Wal-Mart Super Center would bring.

After hearing her statement, the council eventually delayed a vote on the matter again. The council also heard three hours of public testimony about selling the K-Street power plant building so it could be converted into condominiums and will vote on that later also.