Sources: Marshalls, Walmart looking to build in Zachary
ZACHARY - Last October, some Zachary citizens breathed a sigh of relief when city council members denied a plan by Walmart to build a version of its store called Neighborhood Market.
At the time, residents didn't want commercial areas impeding their community, off Church St. Some homes had signs in their front yards saying, "Save Church St. Keep it residential."
But last week, Marshalls developers met with city officials about bringing a 60,000 sq. ft. building to the same spot on the land next to LeBlanc's. City officials tell News Two Marshalls wants to build along with a Neighborhood Market and a shoe store.
The land is currently zoned as residential and would need to be changed to commercial general zoning. Last July, Planning and Zoning voted down the rezoning of the property for the Neighborhood Market, 5-2.
District 2 Councilman Brandon Noel says he met with a Marshalls representative on June 6 and that the presentation was standard operating procedure.
"It's exactly what we see anytime anyone wants to bring a business to a city," said Noel.
Other officials were invited to see the same presentation about what the business was hoping to bring to the area.
Noel tells News Two it sounds like the business plans to make a move soon, in the next couple of months. He didn't agree with the idea the last time, because of the location.
"Location is just off," said Noel. "Because it's at the front entrance of a subdivision."
No permits have been filed with the city.