A public hearing Monday night on a revised Comprehensive Master Plan for the Town of Lancaster and the villages of Depew and Lancaster drew a standing room only audience to Lancaster Town Hall.
A majority of the residents who addressed the Lancaster Town Board trustees lived on Peppermint Road, a rural neighborhood in northeastern Lancaster that is home to horse barns, goats and chickens. Resident Dino Zack commended the plan for supporting the rezoning of 90 acres of land east of Pavement Road from multifamily to agricultural residential.
"A high density development east of Pavement Road would not only destroy the rural character of the area but also negatively affect the quality of life for those residents who live in northeast Lancaster," Zack said, quoting the master plan.
The Lancaster Town Board and the two village boards are expected to vote on the plan in May.