On Nov. 14, Lakewood’s Community Development Department issued a building permit and site development permit for the Wal-Mart project. An off-site civil permit is pending. Parties on both sides of an ongoing legal battle to stop construction of the Wal-Mart store along Bridgeport Way near the Meadow Park Golf Course were notified about the permit issuance.
If built, the store would be located at 7001 Bridgeport Way north of 75th St. Initial plans call for the development of 25 acres with a 223,000 square foot retail store. At first, only a 150,000 square foot retail center will be built and in then later a 73,000 square foot grocery store will be added.