North Miami Councilman Philippe Bien-Aime will host a town hall meeting to discuss proposed projects in his district, most notably a plan for a Walmart Neighborhood Market.
Bien-Aime, who represents District 3, is hosting his meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Griffing Center, 12220 Griffing Blvd., the night before the city’s planning commission meets to discuss the proposal and offer a recommendation to the City Council.
He described the proposed site, a vacant area off Northeast 135th Street between Memorial Highway and Northeast Third Court, as a very important area and said he opposes the plan as presented.
“I don’t mind putting a Walmart in North Miami, but not that location,” Bien-Aime said.
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Instead, he hopes to see more affordable housing developments along with some smaller commercial tenants and businesses.
The current plan calls for a Walmart Neighborhood Market store and parking lot along with a gas station and room for a restaurant or another store. Most of the land is zoned for commercial use, and the developer hopes to have the residential area zoned for its use as well.
For more information on the meeting, call 305-895-9818 or 305-895-9815.