Chel-Mont Chico's Tacos May Be Demolished to Make Room
Walmart is eyeing the corner of Montana Avenue and Chelsea Street in central El Paso for a new Neighborhood Market location, but it may have to overcome a rezoning hurdle in order to construct the new grocery store. And construction could mean the razing of a Chico's Tacos location.
|Walmart would like to build a 35,500sf Neighborhood Market|
at the corner of Chelsea Street and Montana Avenue.
Four different parcels make up the combined property, and one of the current property owners that could lease or sell to Walmart is the owner of a Chico's Tacos restaurant at the site. The famed fast food joint will be demolished if the proposed Walmart is constructed as currently planned.
The plan, however, may need modification to receive approval for the rezoning request. The Planning Division has recommended denial of the rezoning application in the agenda item, stating that "the proposed development will not promote a harmonious relationship with surrounding adjacent and nearby properties, developed and undeveloped." The Division also cites the coming bus Rapid Transit System (RTS) in its comments, indicating that the project will not "support or promote" the RTS route.
|A Chico's location currently takes up a corner of the proposed Walmart site.|
The item will be heard at the April 18, 2013, City Plan Commission meeting.