Walmart officially applies for 'Class II Special Permit' for Midtown

Walmart seeking approval from city of Miami for N. Miami Avenue store


MIAMI – Despite community objections, Walmart is moving forward with plans for a new supercenter at the Shops of Midtown Miami.

On Thursday, the retailer filed a "Class II Special Permit Application," seeking approval from the city of Miami for a store on 3055 N. Miami Avenue.

The 184,000-square-foot store, which would be located on Midtown Miami's southern block, would include a pharmacy, full-service grocery, garden center and vision center.

Pending city approval, construction would begin late next year with a store opening scheduled for late 2014 at the earliest.

The store is projected to create about 400 construction jobs and 350 permanent retail jobs.

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