Cedar Mill Wal-Mart Denied on Transportation Grounds

The Beaverton City Council reversed their own Design Review Board and voted 5-0 to deny Wal-Mart’s application to build in Cedar Mill. Transportation was cited as the major issue:

Opponents attacked Wal-Mart’s plans based on traffic and design. Wal-Mart’s consultants estimated the store would create 7,400 vehicle trips a day. The company promised to pay for about $2.2 million in nearby street improvements. But opponents said the intersection would create a bottleneck for drivers going to and from neighborhoods to the north.

Do we accept that the Council denied this for transportation reasons, or is this really about Wal-Mart? Maybe only LUBA knows for sure.

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