The Brightwood Walmart is coming to Georgia Avenue, NW in Ward 4 near Missouri Avenue. It will be the first Walmart to open in the District. The development project began in September 2011, but has been plagued by delays from various opponents.
The new Brightwood Walmart development sits on the site of the former Curtis Chevrolet dealership. After demolition began, residents sought protected status for the site from the Historic Preservation Board. But development continued after the application was denied.
In February, Occupy DC and Respect DC teamed up to stage a demonstration at the Brightwood Walmart construction site. The protest prevented some crews from entering the construction site that day, but did not end the project.
Even after the…