Walmart Buys 126 Acres Of Bentonville Land For $4 Million

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A local man sold 126 acres of Bentonville land to Walmart last week for $4 million, signaling the beginning of what could be a business boom in the immediate area, according to a Little Rock attorney close to the situation.

The Bentonville Planning Commission approved changing the zoning from agricultural to commercial for the land near Peach Orchard Road and U.S. Highway 71 at the body’s meeting Jan. 21. Todd Butler sold the lot to Walmart about a week later, said Stephen Giles, the attorney who helped facilitate the sale.

Giles said the new acquisition could be among the first of several at the location, which could turn into a hub for businesses in the near future after the planned Interstate 49 corridor is built and runs through the area.

Giles could not release what kind of Walmart facility would be built on the land.

Butler is the owner of Ozark Civil Engineering in Bentonville.

5 comments

  • John

    Think of the taxes that this guy is going to have to pay, I bet he bought this land back in the 50’s for like $20,000, or maybe it is old homestead family land.

    Even though NWA is doing fairly good on jobs, we still need all the jobs that we can get.

    I hope wal mart builds a toy factory on this ground.

    It would be so neat to buy a real toy again that is made in the USA under all the strict EPA laws. Half the toys from China are covered in lead and made with child labor.

  • Todd

    It’s highway frontage road so I doubt it will be anything other then another neighborhood market or supercenter. Bella Vista kept them from building in BV now Bentonville will get the tax money and BV markets will suffer. Shame on you Walmart !!

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