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Northtowns Cardiology files plans for 190 Maple Road offices

The owners of Northtowns Cardiology intend to build a one-story, 11,000-square-foot medical office building at 190 Maple Road, according to a site plan they filed for a project that spurred opposition from some residents when it was initially proposed.

Dr. Dennis Chugh, co-owner of the practice, said the project in the Town of Amherst would cost about $2.5 million, including the $440,000 purchase price. The practice plans to move from 5530 Sheridan Drive and from 400 International Drive, where it has back office operations, Chugh said.

The practice has 35 to 40 employees, including four physicians, and likely will add a fifth physician by the time it would move into the new building in September 2018.

The 2.35-acre property is zoned residential, a fact that generated some of the criticism of the project. The Town Board turned down Northtowns' request for a rezoning of the property, but the practice obtained a use variance from the town Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Planning Board could vote on the site-plan application as soon as its September meeting.

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