Walmart reps to host Jan. 8 information meeting


Walmart is hoping to locate a super center along the Damon Gause Parkway in Jefferson, and officials want to answer questions about those plans.

In advance of a Jan. 15 meeting of the Jefferson-Talmo Planning Commission, representatives of Walmart will host a Jan. 8 question-and-answer session.

According to Jefferson City Manager John Ward, representatives from Wolverton & Associates formally notified the City of Jefferson Sept. 18 of potential plans for property on Old Pendergrass Road and the bypass.

The plan shows that all development will be along Damon Gause Parkway and on west side of the creek that runs through the property.

Originally, the planning commission was to hear the rezoning request at the December meeting but the project was delayed until the January meeting.

A traffic study is currently under way, according to Ward.

The original anticipated time line placed the rezoning before the Jefferson Planning Commission on Dec. 18 with the city council discussing the proposal at the Jan. 14, 2013 work session meeting and the Jan. 28 voting session.

However, the new time frame include the Jan. 8 community meeting to be convened in the council meeting room of the Jefferson Civic Center. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

The planning commission will convene at 6 p.m. on Jan. 15 to hear the Walmart plans and formal rezoning request.

The recommendation of the planning commission would be presented to the Jefferson City Council for consideration at the work session of Feb. 11 with a vote likely to come at the Feb. 25 meeting.