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Plans for Northwest Amherst community center on hold

Amherst's supervisor wants to build a community center in Northwest Amherst, but several issues have to be resolved first.

The town and Sweet Home Central School District have identified a possible location on Sweet Home Road, just north of Westwind Lane, but the district-owned parcel contains wetlands. Officials are waiting to see if the state will allow a center to built on the site's dry portion.

A backup location is in nearby Creekwood Park, but that would require a land swap with the school district, said Supervisor Barry A. Weinstein.

The school district must own the land the center is built on for it to be eligible for state aid, which would cover between 65 to 90 percent of the cost, said Weinstein.

Weinstein budgeted $600,000 in 2019 and $2.4 million in 2020 for the project in the town's Capital Improvement Plan.

"We're a long way from making this project economically feasible," he said.

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