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A Buffalo-Brockport partnership was proposed Wednesday as developer of the 487-acre West Seneca Industrial Park for light industrial, warehousing and office uses.

The partners are Nanco Developers Inc. of Buffalo, a company formed by Savino P. Nanula, chairman and chief executive officer of Tops Markets, and his family, and The Allied Group, a construction, development and warehousing firm based in Brockport.

West Seneca Town Councilman Barbara Rudnicki said she plans to offer a motion at the board's June 25 meeting to officially recognize Nanco/Allied as the designated developer for the park.

The proposed developer was announced by Erie County Legislator Steve Pigeon, Mrs. Rudnicki and Town Councilman Christopher Walsh.

The project is a joint effort of the town, Erie County and the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. In addition, $3 million in federal funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development was used to secure the site bounded by Route 400 and Union, Seneca Creek and Lein roads.

The project is contingent on receiving state financing.

The park is expected to create between 200 and 300 jobs initially, according to Pigeon.

A Canadian mail-order clothing firm, Tilley Endurables Inc., plans to set up shop in the park. The company currently operates out of temporary facilities on Seneca Street.

Groundbreaking is not expected before next spring, but public hearings probably will be held this fall.

Allied Group partners include Charles W. Pecorella, Matteo Pecorella, Carl V. Petronio and John J. Petronio. The partners also own Allied Builders Inc., a general construction firm, and Allied Frozen Storage Inc., a frozen food warehousing firm with a facility in Cheektowaga.

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