Plans for a Wal-Mart Market on Winters Chapel Road moved forward Monday night, after the Dunwoody city council struck an intergovernmental agreement with Gwinnett County.
Walmart Markets, a smaller grocery-centered store than the typical Walmart, is looking to open a store at 5025 Winters Chapel Rd. The majority of the store building would be located in Gwinnett County, while parking, the right of ways and a sliver of the building would be in Dunwoody.
The agreement hands over oversight of permitting, zoning and other issues related to the development to the county.
The city had concerns about the traffic impact.
"The mayor met with Wal-Mart. they stated that they would provide us $30,000 to do the pedestrian improvements and whaterver else we want that is associated with that," said City Attorney Brian Anderson.
The company was waiting on Dunwoody's approval to move forward.
Councilman Doug Thompson urged the council to move forward.
"We shouldn't hold it up," he said.
Councilwoman Lynn Deutsch agreed, adding that it would be good for the local economy.
"I think it will stimulate development across the street," she said.
The store would be about 63,823 square feet of retail space with 302 parking spaces.
There are about 167 Walmart Markets across the country. In the Atlanta area, a Market was opened in Snellville and there are plans to open one in Marietta.