Developer to hold public input meeting on Thursday
Last month, a Blue Ash developer scrapped plans to bring a Kroger Marketplace to West Chester after local residents convinced the township’s zoning commission that it wasn’t good idea.The original plan involved building a shopping center, which included a 133,000-square-foot Kroger Marketplace on the corner of Tylersville and Princeton-Glendale roads. Residents of nearby streets objected, due to traffic and safety concerns.
Those concerns convinced the zoning commission to reject the planned development by a 4-1 vote March 18. Less than 48 hours later, Silverman and Company decided to withdraw its plan before it could reach the West Chester Township Trustees for the final vote.
The developer, Silverman and Company, is considering a new plan, but wants to hear from their opposition first by hosting a public input meeting at the Wingate Inn, 7500 Tylers Place Blvd., at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Timothy Burgoyne Sr., an executive with Silverman and Company, called the meeting “informal” where his company will show the original plan and ask what community members liked and disliked.
“There is the presumption that the property is going to be sold and is going to be developed – if not by us, then someone,” Burgoyne said. “We are hoping we can find a way to work with the community.”
Burgoyne said no new plan will be presented at the meeting. The process to resubmit and have a plan voted on by the trustees takes about three months.