John Daley ReportingTuesday night, Sandy city approved a zoning change that will allow big-box retailer Wal-Mart to build a new store at 9400 south and 1300 east.
It's the last large parcel of open space in Sandy and many residents fought against the store. This has been one of the city's most divisive issues ever and tonight was another heated meeting.
It was a packed house and strong feelings were expressed on both sides. Opponents say a new Wal-Mart will bring too much traffic and crime but supporters believe Sandy needs the economic development and the tax dollars.
After much discussion the counsel approved the zoning change by a five-two vote.
Construction could begin next spring. Opponents say they'll try to take this directly to the voters through a referendum.