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Wal-Mart Construction still hasn't Started

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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.