Chanhassen residents say “no” to Wal-Mart 02 Nov 11

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Hundreds of Chanhassen residents have collectively put their foot down and said “no thank you” to a proposed Wal-Mart project near Highway 5 and Powers Boulevard.

The Chanhassen Villager reports that several hundred Chanhassen residents overflowed the City Council chambers yesterday, and the Wal-Mart project was unanimously dismissed by members of the Planning commission.

The recommendation must still be forwarded to the City Council later this month.

Planning Director Kate Aanenson said in her 20 years with the city it was the most people she’d seen in the Council chambers. Residents also filled two other rooms in City Hall to watch the proceedings on TV.