Walden's mayor said Wednesday that a new proposal by a developer to build a mixed-use village center with a grocery store in the town is "substantially the same" as a plan turned back last year.
Mayor Lee Davis, in a letter to residents of the mountaintop town, raised questions about how the developer will handle sewage, traffic, and stormwater.
"We welcome a proposal from the developer that is consistent with our land-use plan," Davis said. "A proposal that complies with the town center concept of Walden will be met with support. However, a proposal that simply attempts to circumvent our Walden land-use plan will not."
SE Capital Partners is proposing the $20 million village center at Taft Highway and Timesville Road on the former Lines Orchids Greenhouse property, which it wants to purchase.