Walmart is planning to introduce online order and pick-up service at the parking lot at the Squamish store.
Felicia Fefer, the company’s manager for corporate affairs, says Walmart Canada has applied for a sign permit variance with the district for merchandise pick-up in their parking lot.
“We are pursuing small signs in the parking lot to support our online general merchandise pickup service through the variance,” she says.
The new signage will allow customers to remain in their vehicles while staff brings out their merchandise orders to their vehicles while respecting safe distancing protocols.
According to the district, Walmart is proposing freestanding panel signs for existing parking stalls.
However, the proposed sign does not meet the bylaw because it exceeds the maximum size of a traffic-control sign for parking and is therefore considered a “freestanding sign”.
Freestanding signs are not permitted in the C-9 zone without a development permit.
Walmart Canada has applied to the district for a variance on the rule.
Walmart has implemented the pick-up system across the country for merchandise and groceries.
Fefer says Walmart Canada has no plans or applications to amend the main façade signage for the Squamish store.