Walden’s Village Center zoning law was established years ago and is compatible with the character of the town.
That zone has six requirements for a Village Center. Mayor Trohanis voted to approve a Food City strip development as a “Village Center” even though the development did not meet even one of the six requirements. For instance, instead of a minimum of 15 acres, there are only nine. Instead of a system of streets with eight-foot sidewalks on all four sides and on-street parking, there is a large 220-car parking lot with a fuel center.
I have never heard Mayor Trohanis explain why he voted to waive all of the requirements.
Lee Davis opposed this abuse of Walden’s zoning laws and voted against calling the strip development a “Village Center.” He asked the Town Board many times to just follow the law.
Lee Davis wants commercial development that follows a land-use plan developed by the citizens.
We need development that we can all be proud of and that fits into Walden’s character. We need Lee Davis to be our next mayor.