In Amherst, New Apartments and Townhouses – but Also Some Single-family Homes

Jan. 13, 2019
A view of Muir Woods in Amherst taken in 2014.  Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. in 2018 won final approval for its long-planned 133-house development, an exception in a town where subdivisions have lagged behind multifamily developments in recent years. (Buffalo News file photo)
A view of Muir Woods in Amherst taken in 2014. Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. in 2018 won final approval for its long-planned 133-house development, an exception in a town where subdivisions have lagged behind multifamily developments in recent years. 

A subdivision near Park Country Club, a 40-unit complex of apartments and townhouses near CrossPoint Business Park and 196 units of student housing near the University at Buffalo North Campus are seeking approval from the Amherst Planning Board.

They are the newest housing proposals in a town where residential development has grown slowly in recent years. Town planners have approved far more multifamily developments as builders have struggled to find parcels where large subdivisions are viable.

“We’re running out of land,” said Ellen Kost, the town’s assistant planning director. “There’s not a lot people can do in Amherst.”
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