Real estate developer David Hart has submitted an application to rezone a 5.6-acre parcel in Amherst, N.Y., on which he intends to develop an 87,000-square-foot self-storage facility. During a public hearing this week, the town board agreed to vote on the application on July 28, according to the source.
The project at 4391 Maple Road would require a zoning change from general business to commercial service. Michael Schiavone, an attorney with Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP, represented Hart during the hearing and told board members the self-storage facility would have little impact on area landowners. Increased traffic could also be managed by limiting facility access to an entrance off Flint Road or via a driveway connected to the parking lot of a nearby DoubleTree hotel, he said.
In exchange for the rezoning, Hart would agree to conditions recommended by the planning board, such as limiting the facility to a single story, except for a resident manager’s apartment. Hart would also have to prohibit the rental or sale of vehicles and trailers on the property as well as building-material sales and service, the source reported.