Rezoning Requested for Self-Storage Project in Amherst, NY

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.

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.

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