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Owner updates redevelopment plans for Amherst's Northtown Plaza

The owner of the Northtown Plaza has adjusted its redevelopment plans after acquiring another building on the property.

Massachusetts-based WS Development bought the former KeyBank branch within the shopping center in April 2018. The bank branch at 3051 Sheridan Drive was in a low-slung retail building along the plaza's western side.

The Amherst Planning Board last year approved a plan to reuse the Northtown Plaza site that did not include the KeyBank building.

Incorporating that property into its plans, WS Development told the town that Building B – one of six new retail buildings it plans to construct on the site – will grow from 27,000 to 37,000 square feet and the overall size of the project will expand from 187,500 to 203,000 square feet.

The town Planning Board will hold a hearing on the amended site plan on June 20.

WS Development opened a Whole Foods Market in the first phase of its plaza redevelopment but has yet to begin demolition and construction for its planned second phase.

WS Development takes control of Northtown Plaza site by buying former KeyBank branch

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