The Sacramento City Council amended it's anti-big box ordinance, and that has opened the way for a new Wal-Mart Supercenter to be built in Sacramento's south area.
It'll be part of a project called The Delta Shores.
The project will be along Interstate 5, south of the Pocket and Meadowview neighborhoods and in addition to the Wal-Mart, there will be other retail tenants including a movie theater, several restaurants and other specialty stores, which will bring 300-plus jobs.
But the Wal-Mart was the main point of contention, and it wouldn't have happened if the Sacramento City Council hadn't altered a de facto ban of big box stores.
"I think the council made a very thoughtful and deliberate choice to amend, not repeal but amend, their ordinance and make it easier for those who want to invest in the city to do so and bring badly needed services to an area that is under-served from a grocery and retail perspective," said Dennis Rodgers, senior vice president of public policy and economic development for the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce.
The Delta Shores project is set to open in fall of 2016.
The Metro Chamber advocated strongly for the repeal of the Superstore ordinance.