Supreme Court ruling favors Walmart in Medford

Medford today won an Oregon Supreme Court case that helps pave the way for a Walmart Supercenter at the south end of the city.

The Supreme Court unanimously overturned a decision by the state Land Use Board of Appeals that required the city to complete a comprehensive traffic study. The city maintained the traffic issue had been addressed when the property was rezoned years ago.

For more than six years, Walmart has sought to build a 176,500-square-foot store adjacent to the South Gateway Shopping Center on the site of the old Miles Field location.

— Damian Mann

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