Today’s Austin American-Statesman has a front-page article on the need for the proposed big-box ordinance siting the 217,000 sq foot Wal-Mart planned for Northcross as the latest reason. Neighborhoods like ours are being caught off-guard because they don’t have to go through public review when the site is already zoned for big stores. Read "Austin big-box debate fires up". And here’s a a related Op-Ed piece that specifically addresses the Wal-Mart planned for Northcross: "Wal-Mart has work to do to ease concerns."