Zionsville Plan Commission won’t appeal mandate to approve Wal-Mart plans


By Ann Marie Shambaugh

The Zionsville Plan Commission voted unanimously June 20 to not appeal a ruling by Judge Steven Nation to mandate the approval of plans for a Wal-Mart on Michigan Road near 106th Street.

“This issue has been going on now for more than 10 years and, while we are understandably disappointed in this ruling, we will not pursue any further appeal,” Zionsville Mayor Tim Haak stated. “Given the judge’s mandate, it is now time to move on with the hope of reaching out and partnering with Wal-Mart with the hope of finding a common solution in developing a store that is more suitable to today’s economic environment.”

The commission first denied Wal-Mart’s petition to build in Zionsville in 2006 and again in 2008.

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