Manhattan Makes "Sprawl-Busters" List

The City of Manhattan has made the list of communities that have stopped Wal-Mart from building. This was for the Wal-Mart building on the west-side of town.

Sprawl-Busters states that their goal is: Sprawl-Busters Consultants help local community coalitions on-site to design and implement successful campaigns against megastores and other undesirable large-scale developments."

Their consultant is Al Norman who as they say: "achieved national attention in October of 1993 when he successfully stopped Wal-Mart from locating in his hometown of Greenfield, Mass. Since then he has appeared on 60 Minutes, and gained widespread media attention from the Wal Street Journal to Fortune magazine. Al is the editor of the monthly Sprawl-Busters Alert, and has traveled throughout the U.S. helping dozens of local coalitions."

Here is the Sprawl-Busters web site list:

"The following 150 communities have either voted to reject a big-box retail development at least once, or pressured the developer to withdraw. (May, 2001)"

Chandler, AZ

Gilbert, AZ

Glendale, AZ

Mesa, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

Tucson, AZ

Auburn, CA

Eureka, CA

Grass Valley, CA

North Auburn, CA

Reedley, CA

S. San Franisco, CA

San Juan Capistrano,

Santa Maria, CA

Santa Rosa, CA

Simi Valley, CA

Yucaipa, CA

Fort Collins, CO

Jefferson County, CO

Longmont, CO

Silverthorne, CO

Woodland Park, CO

Canton, CT

Colchester, CT

New Milford,CT

Old Saybrook, CT

Orange, CT

Plainville, CT

Tolland, CT

Rehobeth, DE

Bonita Springs, FL

Clermont, FL

Hallandale, FL

Lake Forest, FL

Naples, FL

St. Petersburg, FL

Temple Terrace, FL

Athens, GA

Atlanta, GA

Hawaii Kai, HI

Mason City, IA

Hailey, ID

Evergreen Park, IL

Lake in the Hills, IL

Plainfield, IL

Wheaton, IL

New Albany, IN

Lawrence, KS

Manhattan, KS

Overland Park, KS

Wichita, KS

Fort Wright, KY

Henderson, KY

Barnstable, MA

Billerica, MA

Boxboro, MA

Braintree, MA

Easthampton, MA

Greenfield, MA

Lee, MA

Northboro, MA

Plymouth, MA

Reading, MA

Saugus, MA

Somerset, MA

Westford, MA

Yarmouth, MA

Accokeek, MD

Chestertown, MD

Gaithersburg, MD

Hagerstown, MD

Kent Island, MD

Paradise, MD

Bangor, ME

Belfast, ME

Rockland, ME

Wells, ME

Bedford, MI

Fenton, MI

Buffalo, MN

Burnsville, MN

Olivette, MO

Springfield, MO

St. Louis, MO

Rock Hill, MO

Warsaw, MO

Lincoln, NB

Asheville, NC

Durham, NC

Hickory, NC

Claremont, NH

Peterboro, NH

Stratham, NH

Walpole, NH

Deptford, NJ

Englewood, NJ

Hamilton, NJ

Manalapan, NJ

Albuquerque, NM

Tijeras, NM

Reno, NV

East Aurora, NY

Aurora, NY

Buffalo, NY

Cazenovia, NY

Hornell, NY

Hyde Park, NY

Ithaca, NY

Lake Placid, NY

Leeds, NY

New Paltz, NY

North Greenbush, NY

New Rochelle, NY

Saranac Lake, NY

Beavercreek, OH

Broadview Hts. OH

Highland Hts, OH

Lorain, OH

North Olmstead, OH

Ottawa, OH

Strongsville, OH

Yellow Springs, OH

Westlake, OH

Warren, OR

Lower Gwynned, PA

Milford, PA

Mount Joy, PA

Warwick, PA

West Hempfield, PA

Barranquitas, PR

Utuado, PR

Middletown, RI

Clemson, SC

Arlington, TX

Cooleyville, TX

Fort Worth, TX

Kennedale, TX

Murphy, TX

Richardson, TX

Layton, UT

Taylorsville, UT

Accomac, VA

Ashland, VA

Charlottesville, VA

Fredericksburg, VA

Roanoke, VA

Warrenton, VA

Williamsburg, VA

St. Albans, VA

St. Johnsbury, VT

Willison, VT

Gig Harbor, WA

Port Townsend, WA

Brookfield, WI

Menomonee Falls, WI

Racine, WI

Waukesha, WI

Morgantown, WV

Brampton, ONT

Guelph, ONT

Oakville, ONT

Waterloo, ONT

Surrey, BC

Park Royal, BC