|Walmart is preparing to submit plans to build a Supercenter store on this parcel at Scott and Haun roads in Menifee, bordering Interstate 215.|
City officials are still waiting on Walmart to submit construction plans, which then must be approved by the Planning Commission and City Council. A Walmart spokesperson could not provide a timetable for when those plans will be submitted.
"We are committed to the new South Menifee Walmart and the hundreds of jobs it will bring to the area," said Rachel Wall, senior manager of community affairs for Walmart. "It's clear our customers are looking for a more convenient option for affordable goods and healthy food choices. We look forward to working with the city on our design and construction plans."
Jeff Wyman, economic development director for the City of Menifee, confirmed that plans for a second Walmart remain on track but are very early in the process. That store would be built on McCall Boulevard on the east side of Interstate 215.
In 2011, 76 percent of Menifee voters approved a ballot measure allowing the 205,000-square-foot Walmart to be built in a complex that would include other businesses. A lawsuit filed to stop the project was dismissed by a Riverside County Court judge in July, giving Walmart officials the go-ahead to continue with plans.