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Friday, June 19, 2015

Proposed Walmart Supercenter for Waldorf

I have been asked a few times about what is going on with Waldorf getting a Walmart super center.  Currently there is a plan for it to go into the Waldorf Station project at the North end of Charles County where the old embassy dairy facility was.  You can read about the general plan for Waldorf Station here: http://www.waldorfstation.com .  Well besides the backlash it got like when La Plata was trying to get one, the developers of the land which is Chaney Enterprises has to go in to the county for a change to the original plan.  The building that they want to build is larger than what is currently allowed for the zoning so it needs a special exception.  Also the bigger building will require moving the proposed western parkway expansion (in yellow below) to make it go around the back of the Walmart (orange line).  That brings it closer to the Mattawoman Creek which of course will upset other people.  So currently its into the county board of appeals and they are going over every detail about the building and how it will effect the area, look, etc.  I believe there are a series of hearings for this and you can watch them on the county website. http://www.charlescounty.org/apps/mediacenter/public/listEventsPublic.jsp

We have nothing to do with this project so I don't get any inside updates.  If anything new is put out to the public I will try to add it here.    Please remember that if you comment I have to approve it before it shows up on the page.  I'm trying to keep any spam off of here as much as possible.

37 comments:

Unknown said...

Screw wally world, when is sonic going up?

Chris Shasho said...

Waiting on permits from Charles county. It is a long process. Maybe start late summer.

HarrisM said...

Thanks for the update. If super Walmart happens or not fine. Would prefer a super Target:). But the wait for Sonic is painful! Lol

Destiny Cruise said...

Can you tell me if a Royal Farms will be coming to Brandywine or Waldorf?

Chris Shasho said...

Royal farms has been looking with us but they have not found a suitable spot yet.

steph said...

Just an FYI, Royals Farms just opened a store on Allentown Rd near Andrews AFB, near the Branch Ave interchange. I know it's not Brandywine or Waldorf, but it's not too far.

Anonymous said...

sonic permit status:
http://www.charlescounty.org/apps/permitinquiry/maintenance/display.jsp?sptype=%20%20VC&sperNo=150036

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris. Whats going in opposite of the Wawa at the intersection of 301 and Billingsley?

Chris Shasho said...

Autozone is going on corner then we have a few more lots for other users.

Sahar Sherzai-Harding said...

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BigT said...

Do we really need another auto parts store between Clinton and Waldorf-Billingsly Rd: There are 3 Autozone, 3 Advance auto, 1 Napa, and now they want to build another one. Royal Farms can go on corner of Brandywine Rd And 301 intersection at the light; old Dr office building not being use.

Anonymous said...

I agree with what BigT said. We have so much of the same things in Waldorf/Charles county. I think we need different restaurants here. For example, we should bring a McAlister's Deli or a Valentino's pizza. Chris do you normally reach out to different places to see if they are interested in building in Charles county? If so, can you reach out to these places please :)

Chris Shasho said...

We use many different ways to reach out to users. Sometimes they require a franchiser so if there isn't anyone in the area that wants to do it we are out of luck. Many have their own brokers that represent them so we do mailers out to them. We also go to the retail conventions in Las Vegas and Washington DC annually.

Autozone comes to us and says they want it there. They have their own calculations they use to determine where to put them. I just find them the spots. I Would love to bring lots of different things down. Some wont even get in the car and look because they say we don't have enough population. Then there's the difference between daytime population and overall population. Real estate is a circus.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm not sure if you are familiar with the Clinton area but I wanted to know if you know anything about this store named gmart that suddenly closed last year. It's been sitting there for a year and was wondering if anything was going to be done with it.

Anonymous said...

I just love how Chaney up and leaves the county, shits all over their employees and then wants to ruin the north side of Waldorf with their stupid Waldorf Crossing project. They don't give a care the impact they have on the county or the people, just that their greedy wallets get fatter. I hope everyone speaks up against the project.

Chris Shasho said...

I have not heard what is to become of the Grocery store in Clinton. If I do I will post it.

Chaney is leaving the county? They are moving production from Acton Lane to the other side of Rt. 5 so they can redevelop the land where they currently process materials. I have not heard they are leaving.

Anonymous said...

What is going on the parcel of land of 227/301 in the middle of the farm? Not the parcel with the two pads of land, but the one behind that.

Chris Shasho said...

There is a contract out for a government user. The land has to be left untouched for surveys.

Anonymous said...

What is the parking lot being built on Rt. 925 by Taco Bell for?

Chris Shasho said...

New park and ride.

Jub B. said...

Park n Ride ...another one Geez! I thought I was to connect to the rail system. Is there any light rail planned ? To connect to Branch perhaps? Thanks for the awesome work Chris!

Anonymous said...

They moved their corporate HQ in 2013 and lost a lot of great employees.
Their HQ is now in Crofton area.

Anonymous said...

Any idea what's going on in northern St. Mary's next to Foodlion? They are clearing trees and starting to develop.

Chris Shasho said...

That will be a Taco Bell by the Food Lion.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Chris - My husband will be happy to hear it's a Taco Bell!!!

Anonymous said...

Regarding the what is going up next to the food lion... online it says the Taco Bell will be on Triangle Road. I have heard that there are talks of putting up a townhouse development next to the Food Lion. Any idea which it is for certain?

Anonymous said...

I think surveys should be sent out to the residents to get their opinion of the types of businesses we want in Southern MD. I agree that we have far too many of the same stores within a 5 mile radius of each other. With that said, Brandywine could use a Sweet Frog or some other fro-yo place since TCBY closed and a Chipotle. Also, what is the status of the Caroline Kitchen that was supposed to be opening in Brandywine?

Anonymous said...

The LaPlata WalMart is being renovated to become more like a Super WalMart. Does this mean the one they were originally proposing is a no-go? The LaPlata WalMart is really not large enough to accommodate what they are trying to do. The aisles are so close together only one person can get through at a time. I wish they would have stuck with the original plan to open a new SuperCenter.

Chris Shasho said...

Correct the La Plata Super Wal-Mart is a dead deal. The people of the town voted against it. The unions came out and fought it as well. Many people were uninformed when they made their decision on it. They missed out on an opportunity to have other stores in the current Wal-Mart that we already had signed up. Kohls was one of them. They are trying to incorporate some new things in the store now. hopefully when its complete they can fix the isles.

HarrisM said...

Chris any news on the proposed super Walmart in Waldorf? I I saw the drawings for it online and if it's built will probably be the best one in the area and different. Have you seen the drawings?

Chris Shasho said...

I put up the pictures on the blog today. Still in appeals.

Numaan said...

Chris, who would be the point of contact to attain retail space for a franchised concept in the same plaza as the new super Walmart?

Chris Shasho said...

That whole building is all Wal-Mart. There is no current plan for any other retail. If you have something you want to talk about feel free to call my office.

UNKNOWN said...

Chris, what stores are expected to be in the new shopping center on Billingley Road? I believe it will be named St. Charles Town Center II but I'm not for certain.

Chris Shasho said...

That would be Fairway Village Center. The county has a deal with St. Charles that if they bring a higher end grocery store they can build apartments by it. So far there has been no luck getting one to the area. So for now nothing will be built on that site.

Queenis Hutchins said...

I don't see any kind if economic development in Charles County. Business and Corporations for good paying jobs.
All I see is retail stores.There needs to be a bigger mall.
I wonder if they're giving tax incentives?

Chris Shasho said...

The Charles County EDC has brought in a few different groups to help identify who the county should market to. Many businesses find us a little too far from the beltway to put corporate offices here. They have incentive programs for different levels of employers.
There will never be another mall built. They are a dying concept.