PETITION AGAINST THE PROPOSED SALE OF THE ADAMS PROPERTY TO WALMART CORPORATION
PETITION ADDRESSED TO MR. RONALD ADAMS AND WALMART CORPORATION
REGARDING: SALE OF PROPERTY AT THE CORNER OF PERCY BROWN ROAD AND LA 1 TO WALMART, AND CONSTRUCTION/OPERATION OF A WALMART STORE AT THAT LOCATION
We, the residents of Thibodaux and Lafourche Parish, do sincerely request that all parties involved in the sale of property and construction of a Walmart Neighborhood Market (at the corner of Percy Brown Road and Highway 1 in Thibodaux, LA) please re-consider the transaction and cease all transactions relating to the construction and operation of the store.
We sincerely believe that the location being considered for the market will be detrimental to safety, property values, and to our way of life.
Our purpose for moving to this area was to be detached from heavy commercial activities and live in more of a country setting. Long-time residents were very pleased when they became aware of the planned buildings and activities for the Acadia Plantation development, as it was and is in keeping with that setting. We were very pleased when we learned of the residence that was to be built on the property. The large billboard adjacent to the planned construction depicts what we believed to be the future of the property.
The planned Neighborhood Walmart store will add traffic, lighting, noise, and other issues detrimental to our neighborhood. Statistics have shown that such a store will lower property values in the area. It may make properties more difficult to sell. In addition, Percy Brown Road is already stretched to its limits as a bypass for this end of town. As a two lane highway with a fifty-five (55) miles per hour speed limit, adjoining a two lane bridge crossing Bayou Lafourche, and a two lane area of LA1 (also with a 55 miles per hour speed limit) the infrastructure is inadequate to handle the extra burden of large trucks, and other traffic. For residents it is already very tenuous to head in any direction at the traffic signal, and to cross Percy Brown via Holiday Drive.
In addition, we believe that the planned Walmart store will set the tone for other similar commercial businesses on the remainder of the strip of land, not in keeping with the original Acadia Plantation planned development.
We, the residents of Thibodaux and Lafourche parish, do sincerely hope that all involved in this transaction will reconsider the project.Thank you for your attention.