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Proposed Delta Sonic on Niagara Falls Boulevard clears rezoning hurdle

A proposed Delta Sonic that would replace Menne Nursery on Niagara Falls Boulevard cleared a key hurdle Monday night.

The Amherst Town Board agreed to rezone the 10-acre property between Niagara Falls Boulevard and Old Niagara Falls Boulevard from general business to motor service. The rezoning is subject to nine conditions, mainly concerning fencing and landscaping.

The Planning Board in October voted, 5-1, to recommend the rezoning. The project now goes back to the town Planning Board for site plan review.

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.

The Amherst Conservation Advisory Council had expressed concerns about stormwater runoff and pollutants given the site's proximity to Tonawanda Creek, but worked out the issues with Delta Sonic earlier this month.

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