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Kansas City Public School Board: Walmart Neighborhood Market is not welcome at 7618 Wyandotte (Bingham)
  • Petitioned The Office of Board Services

This petition was delivered to:

Kansas City Public Schools
The Office of Board Services
Chair, Kansas City Public School Board of Directors
Airick L. West
Vice-Chair, Kansas City Public School Board of Directors
Crispin Rea Jr.
Member at-large, Kansas City Public School Board of Directors
Kyleen Carroll
Sub-district 2, Kansas City Public School Board of Directors
Gunnar Hand
Sub-district 1, Kansas City Public School Board of Directors
Jon Hile
Sub-district 3, Kansas City Public School Board of Directors
Marisol Montero
Sub-district 4, Kansas City Public School Board of Directors
Joseph Jackson Sr.
Sub-district 5, Kansas City Public School Board of Directors
Curtis L. Rogers
Sub-district 6, Kansas City Public School Board of Directors
Carl Evans
Superintendent, Kansas City Public Schools
R. Stephen Green, Ed.D.

Kansas City Public School Board: Walmart Neighborhood Market is not welcome at 7618 Wyandotte (Bingham)

    1. Petition by

      Waldonians Against Walmart

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September 2013

Victory

From Petition Organizer: Overwhelming support of the community brought us our victory. This petition was mentioned as one of the reasons why the School District declined Walmart's proposal. Thank you Change.org!

A Wal-mart Neighborhood Market wants to move into Waldo, which is comprised mostly of small, tight-knit communities and small businesses. There are many reasons why Waldonians would not want to see a 24/7 Grocery Mart move into the neighborhood but the most obvious fact is that Wal-mart is a corporate-owned box store which is completely contradictory to the types of businesses Waldo is trying to attract.

The Waldo community has been thriving for over 100 years.  The strength of this community comes from the people that have chosen to live in our walkable neighborhoods, shop at locally-owned businesses, and get involved with local issues.

That strength is matched by the commitment of the business owners who are also personally and professionally invested in the community.

The Waldo shopping area dates back to the late 1800's; the Brookside shopping area was built in 1920. Both continue as healthy retail districts showcasing sustainable building scale, timeless amenities, and structures capable of repeated reuse as retail, professional, living, and entertainment spaces.

Conversely, the modern, anchored shopping center and large box store formats have failed repeatedly during that same time span; the cost of which is born by the tax-paying residents left with urban decay and blighted neighborhoods.

If you care about the Waldo community, if you cherish the sense of community and togetherness that you feel when you tell someone about it, then please take the time to sign the petition and let the School Board know how you feel.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Success! Kansas City School District says "No" to Walmart!

      Great news Waldonians! We've been successful in our endeavor to keep Walmart out of Waldo. Thanks to you, the Kansas City School Board announced last night that they would decline Walmart's offer for Bingham and place the school on the demolitions list for late 2013, early 2014.

      http://www.kansascity.com/2013/09/05/4460398/kc-district-nixes-wal-mart-plan.html

      As of this evening, the Facebook Page, Waldonians Against Wallmart, will be closed. We encourage you to stay involved in the Bingham process as we move forward TOGETHER with the school district to decide the best use for this property. Please visit the Facebook page for Waldonians FOR Waldo - https://www.facebook.com/WaldoniansForWaldo and give it a "Like".

      Thanks again for all you have done to serve Waldo and for preserving the unique structure of our Community.

      Warmly,
      Waldonians Against Walmart

      Waldonians For Waldo

      Waldonians For Waldo. 348 likes · 19 talking about this. Thank you for joining this page. Our hope is that you, too, want to make a difference in Waldo. This is an informational only page, no opinions will be posted. We have the right to delete any post (or person) that is hurtful to another human being.

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Lindsay Sudeikis NEW YORK, NY
      • 10 months ago

      I believe in moms and pops stores, and honoring diversity! I am from Overland Park, KS and have seen the destruction of what Walmart ensues upon a neighborhood.

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    • Paul Nichols OZARK, AR
      • 11 months ago

      I've seen what wal-mart can do to main street america. They need to be stopped!

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    • Daniel Mahala KANSAS CITY, MO
      • 11 months ago

      This proposed development would undermine local neighborhoods and the residential nature of the area.

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    • Adam Phillips ROELAND PARK, KS
      • about 1 year ago

      This is nice part of the city. It doesn't need a Walmart.

      I have a Walmart near my house and it has killed property values in my neighborhood.

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    • Ehren Starks KC, MO
      • about 1 year ago

      I live right down the street. I love waldo. This is the LAST thing waldo and that extremely residential area needs or wants.

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