Fight over proposed Walmart Super Center in Lee's Summit drags on

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - The Lee's Summit City Council is still struggling to reach a decision on a proposed Walmart Super Center after hours of deliberation.

If approved, the 60,000 square foot building would sit at the intersection of Highway 291 and Highway 150. But several people living nearby say they're concerned the big box store will lead to an increase in traffic and crime -- and a decrease in property value.

"It's nothing against Walmart whatsoever at all," explained neighbor Brandi Riggs. "It's just we live in that community. This is a quiet place. There is traffic there right now, but not to the levels of which will start to take place if Walmart comes in."

The project will cost an estimated $25 million, and include a grocery store, pharmacy and automotive and garden center.

Stay with for updates on what the council decides.

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