Good Growth DeKalb has filed an appeal in DeKalb County to once again try and block the building permit for a Walmart in Suburban Plaza.

In October, a DeKalb County Superior Court judge ruled that Good Growth DeKalb did not have standing to appeal the county’s decision to issue Selig Enterprises a building permit to construct the new Walmart as part of its overhaul of Suburban Plaza. Good Growth DeKalb claimed that it had standing to appeal the issuance of a building permit, but the court disagreed.

Good Growth DeKalb maintains that it does have standing and that an administrative appeal of the Walmart building permit was improperly heard by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The organization is planning a rally today, Dec. 13, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the intersection of Scott Boulevard, N. Decatur and Medlock Roads near Suburban Plaza.

Bill Wertz, spokesperson for Walmart, said, “It’s a shame that once again a small group is trying to block a project that offers such clear benefit to so many in the community. Our aim is to bring jobs and more affordable prices to DeKalb County, and it would be unfortunate if our plans are delayed still further.”

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

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