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The Towns of Amherst and Tonawanda have initiated a joint community planning project in the Willow Ridge and Parkview Triangle neighborhoods. The aim is to develop an Action Plan for these neighborhoods to address various problems and create opportunities to improve connectivity, recreation, building maintenance and pedestrian safety. The Plan will serve as a guiding document to portray the future vision of the area. The Towns will employ the Action Plan to update Comprehensive Plan policies, create new goals and objectives, and utilize implementation strategies to create a more vibrant, connected and safe inter-municipal community.

Draft Action Plan

The Towns of Amherst and Tonawanda, along with their consultants, are happy to announce that a Draft of the Willow Ridge-Parkview Action Plan is now available to review and provide input on!

A lot of ideas, participation, and analyses went into putting this Draft Plan together, especially during the Charrette week back in early April of this year. We want to again thank everybody who participated in those meetings and events – we hope that your input and suggestions have been incorporated in some way into the Draft Action Plan and that this will become a guiding document for the future of the two neighborhoods and for both the Towns. Results and summaries from the Charrette week can be viewed on the project website at

Please view the Draft Action Plan by clicking the link below or visiting the project website. Input can be provided by taking an engaging survey which asks a variety questions about the themes and images shown in the Plan. When visiting the website, a pop-up will appear on your screen related to the Plan and survey so it is easy to find. At the top of the website there are new pages to “View the Plan” and take the “Draft Plan Survey” as well. Not only can the Plan be viewed on the website, but it can also be downloaded and/or printed for review.

Draft Action Plan

A physical copy of the Draft Plan can be viewed at any time at the Town of Amherst Planning Department or the Town of Tonawanda Planning & Development Department. Although input via the online survey is preferred, you may provide comments via letters or email correspondence as well.

Please provide your input as soon as you can, as the survey will be closing at the end of November in order to ensure that all the input received is incorporated into a Final Action Plan. Once the Action Plan is finalized, the consultants will conduct a final presentation. There may even be a small event planned for some time in the spring to promote a concept or two from the Plan. Stay tuned for more details on both of these items!

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Visit the project website at to access information about the project such as background details, events and engagement opportunities, project resources, and more.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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