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Townhouse plans at Average Joe's site move forward

A proposal to build 50 single-story townhouses at the site of Average Joe’s tavern and a neighboring parcel on Sweet Home Road has won the backing of the Amherst Planning Board.

RAS Development's initial plans to build apartments at 2360 Sweet Home, at North Ellicott Creek Road, changed to accommodate neighbors, and again when the Average Joe’s property at 2350 Sweet Home became available more recently.

Average Joe's tavern in Amherst to close

The Planning Board first considered the 2360 Sweet Home site separately, but at its Nov. 30 meeting took up both properties together. Board members recommended rezoning a portion of both properties, from either office building or general business to multi-family residential, to accommodate the project.

The Town Board has the last say on the rezoning request. The tavern would close once final approvals are received and construction is set to begin, likely in the spring.

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