An informational open house will be held regarding in North Sarasota tonight from 6 – 7:30pm at the , 4726 N. Tamiami Trail, according to a city press release.
In the release, city senior planner Courtney Mendez said, “Given the substantial interest generated by the proposal, we are pleased that the applicant team and Walmart have offered to hold this informational open house.”
The Walmart Market would be located at 3500 N. Tamiami Trail, the former site of Winn-Dixie. In an interview with Patch a Walmart spokeswoman said the store would also include a pharmacy.
The city said the purpose of the open house is for the applicant to provide the community with more information about the proposed development, including the permitting and construction processes.
“This project could greatly contribute to the revitalization and redevelopment efforts along the North Trail,” said Mendez in the release. “Grocery stores are an important resource for a neighborhood, and this project would certainly fill an existing void of services for those who live in Newtown and along the North Trail.”
The Walmart proposal will come before the planning board at a date yet to be determined.