Hamburg town officials are not pulling back on their opposition to a sports facility proposed in an industrial park, but they are giving the owner more time to withdraw his application.
Town Board members said they will not grant the request from Jeff Kryszak, president of K-Technologies, for a one-year delay on his request to rezone part of his property on Jeffery Boulevard from manufacturing to park/recreation. He has proposed constructing a 13,000 square-foot sports facility next to his business that provides parts for the military and aerospace industry.
But Town Board Member Tom Best Jr. said he had heard from Kryszak, who said he knew nothing about the board's position and request to withdraw his application. The town's planning consultant had talked to Kryszak's attorney, Best said.
"In fairness, we decided to pull this resolution," he said at the board's meeting March 13. "We're not changing our minds...We are not allowing him to extend it for a year."
Kryszak had asked the town for a one-year delay, while he pursued an “urgent business opportunity” at the same location that he said would bring new jobs, tax revenue and business growth. He wants to build a new accessory use building for his expanding business on Jeffrey Boulevard near Bayview Road, and the layout and parking requirements would affect his current request to rezone part of his parcel from manufacturing to a park/recreation lands district for the sports building.
Neighbors living off Bayview Road oppose the plan for indoor volleyball courts that could be used for other sports, and a concession stand that would sell alcohol. They also were concerned about increased traffic and noise from the property, which has exterior volleyball courts now.
"It's a great project, just the wrong place," Best said.