Zionsville will not appeal judge’s ruling in favor of Walmart

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ZIONSVILLE, Ind. -- The town of Zionsville's plan commission voted Monday not to appeal a judge's ruling that would allow Walmart to move into town.

The planning commission, of which five members were present, voted unanimously. They did not explain the vote, or even refer to Walmart by name, instead citing the cause number.

The commission president told CBS4 it would be "premature" to comment, as the appeals period has not yet ended.

A Hamilton County Judge ruled in favor of Walmart after the company sued Zionsville for a second time, saying the town cannot keep the retailer from building on the 21 acre site it owns near 106th and Michigan.

The ruling is the latest in a decades-old fight between the two parties. Walmart has sued twice, saying the town has kept it out for prejudicial reasons like fear of higher crime.

Walmart also has not been willing to comment on the judge's ruling, so it's unclear what will happen next.

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