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Wal-Mart Alters Design Details; Closer To Breaking Ground on New Supercenter

Wal-Mart’s store in Cornelius, Oregon is a step closer to breaking ground after recent work with the City of Cornelius to modify its original plans.

Wal-Mart reports delay in construction is due to changes in the business climate, the planning of an innovative surface water management facility and design modifications to reduce the store size.

The modified site plans reduce the size of the Cornelius store while maintaining its architectural features and design components. Inside the Cornelius Supercenter, customers will find Wal-Mart’s traditional general merchandise departments and a full-service grocery.

“We’ve worked closely with Wal-Mart since the original approval two years ago,” said Cornelius City Manager Dave Waffle. “This past fall, Wal-Mart began the process to modify the site plan. With those minor changes approved, the city looks forward to Wal-Mart moving forward with its store.”

“The City has been wonderful to work with,” said Wal-Mart spokesperson Jennifer Spall. “Now that we have approval of our minor modifications, we’re closer to getting our store in Cornelius. We want to thank the City for its business friendly and efficient building review process. We know that residents in Cornelius and throughout Washington County eagerly await the store’s opening, and we’re committed to making that happen as quickly as possible.”

The public will see demolition of vacant homes on the site shortly. Wal-Mart has joined the Cornelius Chamber of Commerce in anticipation of being a part of the local community.

See Below for a Rendering of the Cornelius Store: