This is not meant to be a "death to Walmart" type of thread, but is relevant to a lot of new development.
In Ionia, MI, a fairly significant barn was to be demolished [sarcasm] all in the name of progress [/sarcasm] for a new Walmart store. Folks rallied around the issue of saving the barn, and guess what? Walmart listened. They will not demolish the barn, and they will even cover the cost of disassembling, transporting, and reassembling the barn at another location.
Here's the article. Here's a website that has a few pictures of the barn.