The Village of Williamsville is hosting two community meetings over the next week where residents can discuss a proposed land swap between Natale Development and the village.
They are the latest forums on a potential public-private agreement that would clear the way for Natale's planned $30 million development of apartments and townhomes on California Drive and South Long Street.
Williamsville and Natale would trade 2.1-acre parcels of land with each other, providing the developer with a more desirable plot of land on which to build the apartments and letting the village extend South Long Street Park south to a former railroad line that now serves as a bike path. The project remains in the planning stages.
The first of the upcoming meetings is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The session is aimed at children in kindergarten through eighth grade. It's meant to get ideas from the kids on what they want to see in the park that will be created after the land swap. Parents may attend, but only children can participate.
The second meeting will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and is intended to provide an update on the project, which is changing as the public has offered feedback at previous forums.
Both meetings will be led by Mayor Brian Kulpa and take place in Village Hall, 5565 Main St., Williamsville. Call Maggie Hamilton at 256-1225 with questions.
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