10/03/2013 08:56 am ET Updated Dec 03, 2013

Walmart Gets OK From Zoning Appeals Board For Midtown Store

A Miami zoning board denied an appeal by a group of activists Wednesday to stop giant retailer Walmart from building in Midtown Miami, all but guaranteeing a final showdown before Miami commissioners.

With its 6-4 vote, the city's Planning & Zoning Appeals Board brushed aside residents' concerns of traffic woes and limited green space, saying its scope was limited strictly to Midtown Miami's zoning laws.

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