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Poll: What Does the Uptown Sam’s Club Say About City Government?

Late yesterday a judge decided not to issue a temporary injunction against the building of a Sam’s Club mega-big-box store at the intersection of Central Expressway and Carroll Avenue, near Cityplace. That means developer Trammell Crow could file for a building permit as soon as today if they wished.

The neighborhood association had argued that the city’s notice of what could be built on that site under the new zoning was insufficient, but the judge ruled that the city had followed the law (even though she was apparently sympathetic to the neighbors’ complaints). A lawsuit is still likely, but it won’t block the Sam’s Club from going up in the meanwhile.

In the August issue of D Magazine, Eric Celeste writes that the case is indicative of how Dallas’ zoning system needs to be fixed. What do you think?