The Cibolo City Council swept away public opposition last night, and voted to approve construction of a new Walmart on Borgfeld Road, across from Weiderstein Elementary School, 1200 WOAI news reports.
Some Cibolo residents were vocal opponents of the project, claiming it would lead to traffic congestion and noise pollution around the area.
As part of the deal, Walmart will pay for widening Borgfeld Road, but the company will be reimbursed by the city over the coming 12 years. Wal-Mart has also agreed to restrictions on truck deliveries, allowing deliveries only in hours where students are not arriving at school or leaving for the day.
"We are pleased with the decision of the Cibolo City Council and its support of the new Walmart," Walmart spokeswoman Anne Hatfield said. "More and more, elected officials and stakeholders recognize that Walmart can be part of the solution when it comes to job creation, economic development, and improved access to healthier, affordable food. We look forward to this project moving forward so we can bring these solutions to the City of Cibolo."
Opponents of the project say they will continue to fight back on a number of fronts, including recalling council members who supported the project, and pushing for a liquor ban which would prevent liquor from being sold at the new store.