I hear you guys on those posts but:
1) Do the locals believe that upping the highway size from 1 to 3 lanes, when 1 lane is not overly busy, brings jobs? Really? Can they be educated otherwise?
2) Presumably you can still have the Wal-Mart but insist on a more sensitive design in terms of huge unshaded/impervious lots, etc. Big box design etc.
3) One way to get some bidness is to get Wal-Mart in. Another way is to be picturesque, which would people rather have?