Grading, site work begins at future Walmart site
Cranes, earthmovers at site
Grading has begun on what is now known as Parkway Village at Sherwood, a future shopping complex that will include a 145,000-square-foot Walmart superstore. Both grading and erosion control permits were recently pulled, according to city officials. However, no building permits have been issued.
Over the last several weeks, an army of earthmovers and other heavy equipment descended on the site along Langer Farms Parkway.
Then, during the week of July 15, two cranes, one with a 140-foot boom, the other with a 110-foot boom, were put together, working on ground improvements to the site (including making the building earthquake proof), a job expected to take several months to complete, according to an Advanced Geosolutions Inc. official, the company doing the work.
The main Walmart entrance will be directly across from the Sleep Country store on Langer Farms Parkway. Gramor Development, which is developing the 20-acre site, has said the new development will include an estimated 20 retail shops in the first phase of the project. Walmart is expected to open in 2014.