STANFORD - Final reading of a zone change allowing a new Wal-Mart to be built in Lincoln County was unanimously approved Tuesday night by the Fiscal Court.
The proposed 12-acre site on U.S. 27 north of the Stanford city limits was formerly zoned agriculture under owner Tommy Owens and has been changed to a commercial lot.
The new Wal-Mart will be a Supercenter, featuring groceries and dry goods under the same roof.
Wal-Mart civil engineering consultant Brad Tune, of the Lexington firm CMW Inc., said the next step for the store is to accept a bid and close the land deal.
Wal-Mart's site plans were submitted to the Lincoln County/Cedar Creek Planning Committee earlier this year for approval. The planning committee had recommended the Fiscal Court accept the requested zone change.