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New developer seeks rezoning for Lancaster parcel

Land along Harris Hill Road eyed for a substantial apartment complex last fall is back before Lancaster town planning officials and is expected to generate debate from residents.

Bella Vista’s proposal for a 252-unit apartment development at 375 to 391 Harris Hill Road died last November when the company pulled its plan, which had been rejected by the town Planning Board and criticized by county officials.

But the chunk of land, involving about 33 acres, is back before the town for a proposed rezoning. A different developer is seeking to secure approval for rezoning the land to allow for 175 apartments and 10 single-family lots.

Councilwoman Donna Stempniak, liaison to the Planning Board, told The Buffalo News that developer Angelo Natale Building Corp. is introducing the latest proposal for the land. The rezoning request asks for the land to be rezoned to multi-family from residential.

Density and traffic congestion topped residents’ concerns last fall when Bella Vista was pushing its apartment proposal for the same tract of land.

The town Planning Board will address the project when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall.

Also on tap before planning officials that same evening is a proposal by Anthony and Nicholas Cutaia’s Rane Property Management firm to develop the nine-hole Harris Hill Golf Course in Bowmansville into a high-end apartment complex, in part, on 26 acres. Opposition has surfaced about that project, too.

Meanwhile, the Town Board on Monday set a public hearing for 7:15 p.m. on June 2 regarding proposed amendments to its yard sales ordinance. The proposed changes aim to clarify the process for the permit process for people holding residential yard sales, as well as regulating the posting of temporary signs for the sales and their removal immediately after the sale ends.


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