A Walmart may be on its way to Oakwood.
The former Oakwood Country Club site, which sits in both Cleveland Heights and South Euclid, could be "anchored by a 180,000-square-foot-Walmart," according to a promotional brochure created by Goodman Real Estate Services Group.
Cleveland Heights resident Fran Mentch, who fought the development of Oakwood, said the brochure was posted on the Cleveland company's website but later removed.
First Interstate Properties, the Lyndhurst-based commercial development company behind Steelyard Commons and Legacy Village, owns the land and plans to create a mix of parkland, retail and residential properties and call it "Oakwood Commons." According to an article in The Plain Dealer, First Interstate president Mitchell Schneider said an agreement with Walmart is not yet finalized.
Mentch is president of the Severance Neighborhood Organization, the nonprofit that created the group Citizens for Oakwood and tried to stop First Interstate from building on the land. South Euclid residents voted in November to sustain South Euclid City Council's unanimous vote to rezone the land to make development possible.
Mentch is concerned that the Walmart at Severance Town Center will close if one opens less than a mile down the road.
The Plain Dealer reported that a Walmart could bring 85 new jobs, not including those that would potentially move from a nearby store.
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