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Opposition to Williamsville land swap proposal growing

Opposition to a proposed land swap between Williamsville and a developer for a housing project appears to be growing and becoming more organized.

A spirited debate over Natale Development's proposal to build dozens of townhouses and apartments on the site of a former construction yard consumed the first two hours of a Village Board meeting Monday night. Several dozen residents of South Long Street, California Drive and other streets in the southwest corner of the village raised objections.

The deal would allow Natale to move its planned apartment complex to a little-used village softball diamond. In return, the village would receive from Natale a parcel of similar size that would allow the village to extend South Long Street Park south.

One resident presented village officials with 300 petitions against the plan. Another said residents are considering a lawsuit to block it.

Williamsville, developer hash out deal to swap land for housing project

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