A Wal-Mart Supercenter in our neighborhood? Only a rumor...so far

Chandler officials have characterized it as a baseless rumor, but nearby residents already have gone on the defensive in response to an unconfirmed report that a Wal-Mart Supercenter is being considered at Ray Road and the Price Freeway.

A businessperson in the area says she attended a meeting of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce where one of the guests identified herself as a member of the design team for the rumored store.

City officials say they have heard the same story but so far have had no formal proposal from Wal-Mart. The only official word regarding the intersection involves proposed construction of a 7-story office building, which could become the subject of a referendum vote this fall if objections to an existing plan cannot be resolved.