Moon Files Appeal in Wal-Mart Case
Township, store chain at odds over zoning for new construction at vacant West Hills plaza.
Moon Solicitor Timothy Bish said the township may be more than a year away from resolving its lawsuit with the Wal-Mart Corporation.
At a supervisors' workshop meeting Wednesday night, Bish said on Jan. 14 the township appealed an judge's decision in favor of Wal-Mart in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas to the Commonwealth Court of Common Pleas.
Wal-Mart and the township are embroiled in a lawsuit regarding zoning provisions for a 150,000 square-foot store slated for construction at the intersection of University Boulevard and Brodhead Road. The West Hills shopping plaza, which is vacant except for a Sherwin-Williams store, currently sits at the location.
The township Board of Supervisors approved the national retail chain's plan for the store in July. Wal-Mart seeks to amend several conditions of the township's land development plan for the project.
Bish said the case is likely to be tied up in litigation for nearly a year.
"These cases can often take year," Bish said. "There won't be much action on it in the next couple of months."
Other items from the meeting:
- Developers for Autozone have submitted a plan that was recommended earlier this week by the township Planning Commission. The automotive parts retailer will build a new store where Triva Pub and The Beer Store are currently located. Planning Director Adam McGurk said the company would like to have construction completed by the end of the summer.
- The board approved moving the time of workshop meetings to 6 p.m., up one hour from the current starting time for meetings. Regular meetings, however, will still be held at 7 p.m.