“They’ve been interested before,” said North Augusta’s interim planning and development director, Scott Sterling. “We’re hoping this is the time.”
Earlier this week, Sterling met with the unidentified developer, who told him the deal isn’t official, but “they don’t anticipate any hiccups,” Sterling said.
Representatives for the developer did not want to discuss the project until details had been finalized, which is expected to occur in about two weeks.
Wal-Mart spokesman Bill Wertz said the company had no plans to announce a new store in the Augusta area.
An undisclosed number of out parcels would surround the store on the 52-acre plot, Sterling said.
He said the corporation has been interested “on and off” in the property for about two years.
The site is part of a 227-acre planned unit development that includes residential use.
The new store would make it the 11th for the Augusta area and the second in North Augusta.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is constructing a Sam’s Club in Aiken and has three stores in development in Richmond and Columbia counties.