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218 housing units included in mixed-use proposal for Wheatfield

WHEATFIELD – A mixed-use development with 218 housing units has been presented to the town Planning Board, Town Engineer Timothy J. Zuber reported at Monday’s Town Board meeting.

The Meadows of Wheatfield, to be developed by Rane Management of Amherst, would be built on 24.2 acres at the north side of Niagara Falls Boulevard near Old Falls Boulevard and Arnold Drive, on a site that now includes a corn maze in season, Zuber said.

“Part of the land is being used for farming, and part of it is woods,” Zuber said.

He said the project would include several buildings, variously of four, eight or 26 residential units, as well as a building with commercial and residential space, a clubhouse and an available restaurant space as an outparcel.

Zuber said the Planning Board has asked the developer to present more detailed information about drainage before the board will consider action.

Another proposal in the early stage of review is for 24 single-family homes on 16 acres near Niagara Falls Boulevard and Nash Road, Zuber said.

The subdivision is owned by Bob Weaver and would more or less surround his motor sports store. The proposed development would have entrances from both roads, Zuber said.

A proposal for five single-family home lots on 13.3 acres near Shawnee and Klemer roads also came before the Planning Board earlier this month, Zuber reported. The board has determined that no rezoning would be needed, and wants to see more detailed plans.

Sterling House and Clare Bridge, assisted-living facilities on Nash Road, are proposing to add 24 senior citizen apartment in a new building that would connect the two existing facilities. A public information meeting on that proposal is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall.

At 6:30 p.m. this evening in the Wheatfield Community Center behind Town Hall, a meeting will be held to unveil competing concept plans for Town Center, a mixed-use development envisioned for 35 acres of town-owned land behind the Town Hall and Community Center, extending west of Witmer Road.

Supervisor Robert B. Cliffe said the idea is a combination of commercial and residential development, “a little denser than we normally have.”

The board also accepted plans for road, sewer and water line construction for the third phase of the Briars subdivision on Brandywine Road. Zuber said the third phase will include 14 homes.

In another matter Monday, the board gave Town Attorney Robert J. O’Toole the go-ahead to draw up a certificate of incorporation for Wheatfield Local Development Corp., which would be able to lend money to businesses.

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