According to an article on Wal-Mart’s DC-specific website, the company is planning on four new stores by 2012 within DC. All of the stores will have full grocery components to them and be between 80,000 to 120,000 sq ft stores. The locations slated for these locations are:
Of course, there will be people who oppose these developments and according to the Washington Business Journal:
The answer apparently is less than 10.
According to chatter among the Councilmembers in DC, Wal-Mart is eyeing to bring in multiple Wal-Mart stores into the District with Ward 5 and Ward 7 leading the way. Councilmember Yvette Alexander started the twitter-fest. The stores being considered for DC are much smaller than the average Supercenter that Wal-Mart builds (150,000-200,000 square feet). Instead, they plan to build stores starting at around 80,000-90,000 sq ft according to Councilmember Tommy Well’s tweet in response.
Walmart’s coming to DC.
As for the Ward 5 Wal-Mart store, the current proposal is slated for the area off of New York Avenue NE and Montana Ave NE. There are a lot of issues that will come with this proposal especially with concerns to traffic already being a headache along New York Ave throughout the day and not just during the peak hours of travel (which is when they will most likely conduct the traffic counts).