Diane Jowdy of Mill Street said she understands the need for development, but the encroachment of the proposed Towne Center at Shelter Ridge on neighboring properties made her reach out to the developer himself.
She said she has known the site developer, Royal Wells, for 60 years and she recently wrote him a letter asking that he donate the property versus going forward with the proposal. She hasn’t heard back, but said she remains optimistic.
“I asked him if he would consider donating this land or having it preserved as the Wells Family Heritage Reserve,” said Jowdy. “I mean, he’s 82 — what does money really mean to someone his age?”