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REZONING SOUGHT TO RUN USED-CAR LOT ON BAILEY

A plan for a used-car lot on Bailey Avenue is among proposals to be considered Thursday by the Amherst Planning Board.

The property at 4450 Bailey Ave., once a bus depot, has been vacant for several years and is zoned for general business.

The three-quarter-acre lot once was rezoned for an auto rental agency that never opened, officials said.

A potential buyer wants to sell used cars on the property.

The sale hinges on rezoning the land to allow used-car sales, said attorney Sean Hopkins.

After a public hearing on the proposal Thursday, the board will make a recommendation to the Town Board, which will hold its own hearing on the rezoning.

The Planing Board also will be considering proposals to:

Rezone 10.35 acres at 370 Casey Road from suburban agriculture to residential, allowing the property owner to divide the land into 10 lots for single-family homes.

Open a drive-through restaurant at 7770 Transit Road, once the site of a Drexel Furniture store.

Construct another office building at 270 Northpointe Parkway.

Construct a John Hancock Insurance building at 5214 Main St.

e-mail: sschulman@buffnews.com

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