Officials in Sacramento, Calif., will review a 2005 ordinance that requires retailers to conduct a financial analysis before they can build any new store that has 90,000-square-feet of grocery space and uses 20% or more of its store for groceries. The measure has deterred big-box retail development, but chains including Wal-Mart and Target have opened in nearby towns, serving as anchors that draw other retailers and generate sales tax revenue, said Joshua Wood, executive director of Region Builders.

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