A proposed Delta Sonic that would replace Menne Nursery on Niagara Falls Boulevard cleared a key hurdle at Thursday's meeting of the Amherst Planning Board.
The Planning Board voted, 5-1, to recommend rezoning the 10-acre property between Niagara Falls Boulevard and Old Niagara Falls Boulevard, north of East Robinson Road, from general business to motor service.
The Town Board gets final say on the zoning change.
Delta Sonic would build a car wash, gas station, oil change building, convenience store and drive-thru restaurant on the site of the nursery, which is moving.
Company officials met with neighbors, who expressed concerns about increased traffic and idling cars. Delta Sonic added more landscaping and buffering to the site, which would be one of its largest developments in the area, and agreed not to allow customer access from Old Niagara Falls Boulevard.