Wal-Mart is a proposing store site in Prince George's County, Maryland that would be located on Oxon Hill Road close to the National Harbor resort. The Wal-Mart would have a full-size grocery store and would bring 300 jobs to southern Prince George’s.
The store has generated some controversy because it would be right next to the Montessori school. Wal-Mart officials said the center will provide a significant landscaping buffer between the store and the Montessori school. Also, parents from John Hanson and Oxon Hill High School, a few blocks away, have rallied against the proposal, expressing concern about security and the environmental impact on the school community.
AAEA is studying the proposal.
The project is being reviewed by the county’s planning department. The case is expected to be heard early next year by the county’s zoning hearing examiner. (Wash Post, 11/17/2013)