A new Sam's Club is coming to west Wichita, thanks to a vote by the Wichita City Council.
Members voted 6-1 to approve the new construction near Maize Road and 29th Street. Council member Lavonta Williams voted against the plan.
You may recall many people living near-by in the Fox Ridge neighborhood opposed the store. They felt the Sam's Club would cause traffic, noise and lower property values.
That group worked with Sam's Club representatives to come up with several compromises to address some of their concerns. No one from the neighborhood addressed the council before the vote.
Construction on the new store is expected to begin soon.