Plans for a Downtown St. Albans Wal-Mart

Plans for a Downtown Walmart

Plans for a Downtown Walmart

Plans for a Downtown Walmart

The illustrations at the right were developed in response to a proposal for a 150,000 sq. ft. Wal-Mart in a cornfield on the outskirts of St. Albans, Vermont.

Based on recent reports that Wal-Mart has altered its basic store model to accommodate European cities and select American urban areas, the following simulations illustrate how an appropriately scaled Wal-Mart in a downtown location can not only fit in with the downtown landscape, but actually enhance it.

[All simulations produced by Julie Campoli of Terra Firma Urban Design, Burlington, Vermont. Click on the image to see it full size.]

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