Fate of Controversial $35 Million East Amherst Subdivision Could be Decided Monday

April 16, 2018
A proposed subdivision at 284 New Road in Amherst has pitted neighbors against neighbors. This aerial photo shot by a drone shows the property where Natale Builders wants to build 80 homes.  (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

The Amherst Town Board on Monday is set to review a controversial $35 million plan to construct 80 houses on 57 acres in East Amherst.

The Town Board last month held a public hearing on a request to rezone 49 acres at 284 New Road, near Millersport Highway, from suburban agricultural to residential.

The rezoning is required before Natale Builders can move ahead with its development.

But critics of the project have raised concerns about its potential effects on wetlands, drainage, traffic, pedestrian safety and wildlife.
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