Representatives of Costco Wholesale Club say the proposed 151,000 square-foot retailer on Route 202 in Yorktown in late fall of 2013.
The big box store, which will be build at an 18.75-acre site that currently houses an abandoned motel, a former gas station, nursery and two homes. The project is expected to alleviate some of the traffic congestion on Route 202 as well as create 350 construction and 200 permanent jobs, according to Costco representatives.
to read the full story about what Costco representatives told Yorktown Chamber of Commerce members about the project last week. Public hearings are expected to be held in September.
The news sparked some comments from Yorktown Patch readers. Here is what readers wrote on our Facebook page:
Linda Von Toussaint: "It's a known fact most projects even in your own home are not completed as one would like."
Sue Taylor: "Although I love Costco, I think the traffic at that part of town is already a nightmare. This will do nothing but make a bad situation much worse."
Becky Lou: "Sounds like an awful idea. Completely unnecessary."
Evan Bray: "Just join BJ's and your trip gets shortened. We already have an "extraordinary" big box wholesaler across the street from this site. There's a serious disconnect between the words coming out of the development team's mouths and the town planning realities of this site."
Ricki Butler: "Unnecessary. Traffic nightmare."
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