Royal Oak Residents Invited to Meeting on Proposed Southfield Walmart
Residents of Southfield opposed to the construction of a Walmart SuperCenter at the corner of 12 Mile and Southfield Road are requesting the residents of adjoining communities attend a Southfield City Council meeting tonight.
The Archdiocese of Detroit has confirmed that a sale is pending for property that once housed the Church of St. Bede, according to C & G News. The parish merged with St. Beatrice, St. Ives and St. Michael - all in Southfield - in 2007.
Southfield residents fighting the re-zoning say, when a Walmart comes into a community not only does it suffer economic and environmental losses, but crime escalates not only in the city it's built in but also in neighboring communities.
Opponents also say the 12 Mile and Southfield Road intersection is one of the most dangerous in Oakland County and overflow traffic already spills over into other communities. A Walmart at that location will create more danger, according to opponents.
The Southfield City Council will meet with residents at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 to listen to objections. The meeting will take place at the Southfield Civic Center located at 26000 Evergreen Rd., Southfield, near the intersection of Evergreen Road and Kingsgate.