SWANSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) – A local Swansboro organization plans to sue the town over plans to build a new Walmart that were approved by the town council.
Members of the Swansboro Area Citizens for Responsible Economic Development or “S.A.C.R.E.D” plan on filing that lawsuit on Friday citing zoning ordinances.
The town commissioners approved the application to build the retail store in May.
Hundreds crowded into the town hall hearing on Tuesday.
The commissioners heard from nearly thirty people opposed to the plans.
Those that spoke listed concerns about the store’s location on N.C. 24.
The commissioners are keeping the plans alive and mentioned they will look at creating a board to handle what is next for the town.
Laurent Miellur, the president of S.A.C.R.E.D., told WNCT his group will move forward with the lawsuit.
“They had advance notice effectively so this was not a surprise for them so I didn’t expect them to have a reaction.”
The Walmart store would be over 150-thousand square feet.