Council denies request for another Family Dollar store
By Jason Browne
A potential Family Dollar store in the Oak Ridge Park neighborhood was roundly rejected by the St. Bernard Parish Council and the community Nov. 6.
The council voted 0-7 to reject a conditional use permit on the corner of Oak Drive and E. Judge Perez in Violet. The council was following the advice of the St. Bernard Planning Commission, which recommended denial of the permit on Oct. 23, but also the five community members who publicly opposed the store. The five speakers were part of a much larger group who attended the council meeting to oppose the store on the grounds that similar stores in the parish are poorly maintained and attract unwanted traffic. They also cited diminished property value and noise pollution for nearby residences.
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