Yakima, WA - Wal-Mart has won a long protracted legal battle with some West Valley residents to build a new superstore, but construction still hasn't started.
There is still another hearing planned.
Wal-Mart did win the war with West Valley residents who are against the store, but the mega-retailer is still awaiting a decision on lighting for the parking lot from the hearing examiner.
A hearing has not been scheduled at this point, but should happen some time in the next few weeks.
The City of Yakima tells us that Wal-Mart still has not applied for any building permits, but are expected to do so once the hearing examiner makes a decision on the lighting requirement for the parking lot.
So assuming that gets resolved without a hitch, then at the earliest, Wal-Mart is still a month and a half away from starting construction.