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Boulevard Central District Zoning Updates
Amherst Implements its new Mixed-Use Districts in Sector 2

In December the Town Board will conduct a remote public hearing for the second phase of the rezoning process for approximately 200 parcels of land within the Boulevard Central District. This triangular area is bounded by Niagara Falls Boulevard to the west, the I-290 to the north and Sheridan Drive to the south. Phase one, was approved by the Town Board on September 21, 2020 and rezoned 125 parcels south of Maple Road.

The majority of the parcels affected within Sector 2 of the Boulevard Central District are currently zoned GB(General Business) SC(Shopping Center) or RD (Research & Development). The new mixed-use regulations will enable the Town to better regulate the design of buildings and their relationship with surrounding sites and neighborhoods, as well as encourage varied types of land uses.

On December 14, 2020 at 7:00pm the Town Board will be holding a remote public hearing using the Zoom meeting application for Sector 2 of the project, which includes those properties north of Maple Road.  Resident/landowner notices have been mailed out to allow those affected to visit this project page for more information and/or dialogue with the Planning Department in advance of the remote hearing. Individuals are encouraged to view the power point presentation found in the hyperlink below to be learn about the project and be introduced to the Town’s newly adopted mixed-use regulations.

Additionally, individuals are encouraged to reach out to the Planning Department using the feedback form on this project page. All questions and/or concerns, along with answers to questions, will be summarized in an anonymous format and posted to this page on a weekly basis. If you wish to contact the Planning Department by phone with your inquires you may call 716-631-7058. Inquiries’ may also be sent to:

The Amherst Planning Department
Attn: BCD Rezonings
5583 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221

Online Feedback Form

Affected landowners are encouraged to participate in the remote meeting:

Sector 2. Properties Only
Monday December 14, 2020 – 7:00PM
Remote Town Board Public Hearing

Sector 2 Rezoning PowerPoint Presentation

The public may view and participate in the hearing via video or audio call-in at 7:00 pm. To join the Zoom meeting:

To join the Zoom meeting:

Zoom Meeting Computer/Visuals Link:

Call-In Instructions:
Tel. No.: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 840 9237 0654
Password: 940601

map of proposed sector two rezoning


Map of Rezoning Areas

List of Affected Parcels

New Mixed-Use Regulations

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