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Amherst Planning Board cites sewer capacity in delaying Westwood

The Amherst Planning Board Thursday delayed for at least two months its review of a $250 million proposal to reuse the former Westwood Country Club until it receives more information on how the developer will address inadequate sanitary sewer capacity -- during periods of heavy rain -- in the surrounding area.

The board's vote to adjourn the rezoning came at the request of the developer, Mensch Capital Partners, which would build a mix of housing for 1,700, retail and commercial space and parkland.

The Planning Board is weighing a request to rezone 140 of the site's 171 acres.

Amherst sets first hearing since January on Westwood project

The adjournment came over the objections of many neighbors of the former country club, who spoke at a lengthy public hearing Thursday and urged the board to recommend disapproval of the zoning change. That ultimately will be decided by the Town Board, which is reviewing the project's environmental effect.

The earliest the rezoning is likely to return to the Planning Board is November.

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