Nampa City Council members Monday unanimously authorized Mayor Tom Dale to sign an agreement with Wal-Mart, calling for company and city to partner on a $900,000 traffic signal at the intersection of South Middleton Road and West Roosevelt Avenue.
That's the site of a planned 41,000 square foot Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. The company is expected to start construction in west Nampa late this year and open the stores in mid-2014, city officials said.:
The city would reimburse Wal-Mart for about 77 percent of the signal cost with about $700,000 in impact fee proceeds that previously had been allocated for other projects, according to a city staff report. The company would cover the remaining cost.
Now that the city has formalized the agreement with Wal-Mart, the company will be able to get a building permit for the estimated $2 million project.
Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets are grocery-focused stores that are smaller than the Supercenters already found in Nampa and Caldwell.