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Reuse of former military base in Town of Niagara closer to reality

TOWN OF NIAGARA – Efforts to convert the former U.S. Army Reserve base on Porter Road into an emergency response center and a commercial development property advanced Tuesday as several actions were approved by the Town Board.

The town’s plans to acquire and transfer the 20-acre site – which have been in the works for several years – were the subject of three resolutions the board unanimously approved.

The former base at 9400 Porter Road will be subdivided into two parcels: a 3.76-acre lot for an emergency response center that will be a home for Mercy Flight; and 15.76 acres to be sold to a developer for the future plan of bringing in commercial industry sites.

The board authorized Supervisor Lee Wallace to sign an agreement with the Army to convey the land to the town. The board also agreed to allow the land to be subdivided and for the larger portion to be sold to a private developer for the cost of acquisition of the site from the Department of Defense plus closing costs.

Wallace said the price has not yet been determined.


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