Cityplace neighbors continue to fight against Sam's Club

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by CARLA WADE

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WFAA

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 7:19 AM

DALLAS -- The fight moves forward against a proposed Sam's Club in Dallas.

Neighbors near Cityplace don't want the store to be built across from West Village on the other side of Central Expressway. The new shopping center would be called East Village.

From the beginning, the people who live in the neighborhoods near Cityplace have vowed to fight. They say they were misled and had no idea plans to develop the area included a Sam's.

Neighbors said at first they were expecting the 17-acre East Village to contain small boutiques, restaurants and walk space. But a 100,000 square-foot "big box" store was not in the original plans.

Neighborhood association members first launched a petition drive back in May. Then they thought they'd found a legal loophole to keep Sam's Club out of their backyard when they found out they were never notified of zoning changes -- something that's required for this type of development.

But the neighborhood association lost that round. The City Planning Commission approved the zoning change on Thursday.

Now neighbors are requesting an injunction at a hearing Friday to stop construction. Community leaders have said they will continue to fight and have not ruled out the possibility of a lawsuit.

E-mail: cwade@wfaa.com

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