Will Wal-Mart be coming to Riggs Rd & Arizona Ave in Chandler?

Riggs Residents for Retail Diversity have renewed their concerns about the possibility of a Wal-Mart store at the Northeast corner of Riggs Rd & Arizona Ave in Chandler. 

A Wal-Mart Supercenter was prposed for the site back in 2004 but was withdrawn by the Developer Diversified Partners due largely to community opposition.

New development plans for the “Riggs Gateway” has renewed community concerns due to the Diversified Partners apparent close ties to Wal-Mart.  Diversified maintains they are not talking to anyone yet.

Once zoning is approved the Developer will begin marketing the 250,000 square foot location to retailers.

Some of the community concerns revolve around the fact that the location is pretty much “out of the way” at the South end of Arizona Avenue.  Will the area support a development of this size?  And, if not, will it end up a big white elephant eyesore?  Will it increase traffic in a mostly sleepy residential area? (outside of a few gas stations, car repair and some train tracks that is)

I like a good bargain as much as the next guy…but do we really need a Wal-Mart on every corner?  I mean, hasn’t Walgreens already filled that spot?