There are no property rights being violated by Wal-Mart in this case as it is being built on the site of an old Bleachery that has been abandoded for at least 20+ years. No one wanted to buy into the site before because of the cost of disposing of chemically contaminated debris from demolition. Wal-Mart is doing Asheville a favor by cleaning up the Bleachery, when no one else would do it.
The outcry against this location has been 90% from the tree-hugging environuts who DO NOT WANT ANYMORE DEVELOPMENT in their county. It's as much about the "evil corporate empire" Wal-Mart represents as it is about cutting trees to these folks.
They didn't object to the development that brought their own houses, but don't want anyone else to share the area. The entire "anti-WalMart" thing is just a farce anyway.
I didn't say THIS Wal-Mart was using eminent domain to sieze the property. I said Wal-Mart has a reputation for doing so. Please pay attention.