The Bosque school has been there for over 15 years. If they didn't want the land between them and Coors to be used for a Walmart they should have bought the land over that time. It's not like it has been a surprise that it would be developed since there has been business development all along Coors for a long time. The shopping plaza across Montano has been there for at least 20 years, maybe longer and that area zoned commercial for many years.
What we have is a a very small constituency trying to enforce their will on the neighborhood via government. If you don't like a business, don't shop there, encourage others not to shop there, etc. However, the fact that Walmart wants to put a store in that location tells me they think there is a unmet demand.
My guess is that very few of the students that attend the school live in the Taylor Ranch neighborhood. It's the wealthy telling those in the neighborhood that would actually benefit from a closer Walmart that it's not good for them. That it will harm the esthetics of those that can afford to drive their kids across the river to the very expensive Bosque school. Many of those parents sending their kids to the Bosque School would not stoop to shopping in a Walmart where they would have to mingled with the unwashed masses.
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