The plan to build a Walmart in TheDalles was originally announced on October 20, 2008. In the decades since, the proposal has survived numerous legal challenges, only to be re-challenged at a higher level by a group calling themselves Citizens for Rational Development in The Dalles.
The Oregon Court of Appeals issued a ruling Wednesday, December 17 that reverses a decision to grant Walmart a building permit for a 150,000 square foot “supercenter” in The Dalles and sends it back to the Division of State Lands for more work.
The latest legal move came when the group appeal to the Oregon Court of Appeals was filed in late 2015. Oral arguments were heard in May 2016, and it’s taken more than two and a half years for the court to issue this ruling. Today marks 964 days since judges heard oral arguments on May 17. 2016.
The full text of the Appeals Court decision appears below