Cascade Road WalMart
Opening October 2013 | Planning to employ 300.
Cascade Road @ I-285 by the Home
Depot with an exit on Fairburn Road.
Cascade Super WalMart is indeed
After losing the rezoning vote Doug
Crawford the developer sued Fulton County with the
argument that this was a down-zoning from
office/industrial to commercial and it should not have
The judged remanded the case back to
Fulton County in March of 2006 instructing the Fulton
Commissioners that they rezone the property and
furthermore the size WalMart they zone it for has to be
large enough to be economically viable. WalMart
initially wanted a 225,00 sq ft building but proposed a
185,000 sq foot Super WalMart in response to community
The Fulton Commission approved the
zoning, but limited the size to 55,000 sq ft less than a
third of the size WalMart and the developer proposed.
The developer filed a motion of contempt to be heard in
January of 2006. The county lost the case in May of 2006
and the judge ordered the size restrictions be removed
from the zoning.
Fulton County subsequently appealed
the decision to the Georgia State Supreme Court. The
court declined to hear the case in June of 2006 meaning
that WalMart may proceed with construction of the Cascade
Super WalMart. Word is construction will start in
2007. Neither WalMart nor the developer have made
public statements or met with the community since the
ruling. The project will still be bound by the
construction covenants of the
Cascade Overlay District.
Wins another battle in the war against WalMart...
n August 2004 the Fulton County Commissioners Voted 6-1 to deny the rezoning to
allow a Cascade Super WalMart. This is the day after WalMart
announced that they were withdrawing plans at the location.
Board Meeting (July 21, 2003)
The Community Zoning Board voted 4-0
and recommended that the Board of Commissioners deny the
request for the rezoning. The case will now be forwarded to the
Board of Commissioners for their vote on August 4. Many community
residents came out to defend their quality of life.
Photos By Jackie Foster-Rice