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ENB - Region 9 Notices 1/6/2016

Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GEIS) on the proposed Rezoning of Westwood Country Club. The comment period following the filing of this notice to allow involved and interested agencies and the public to consider and comment on the DGEIS will end no earlier than February 5, 2016. The comment period may be extended beyond that date, but will include a minimum of ten (10) days following the close of the Town Board public hearing, which will be scheduled after the close of the Planning Board hearing. The date of the Planning Board hearing has not yet been determined. The public hearings to be held by the Planning Board and the Town Board will be on the Draft GEIS and the requested rezoning of the project site. A copy of the Draft GEIS may be reviewed at the following location: Amherst Planning Department, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051; all Amherst Public Libraries and online at:

The project involves the rezoning of 145.08 ± acres of land from Recreation Conservation (RC) to Traditional Neighborhood Development District (TND), Multi-Family Residential District Seven (MFR-7) and General Business District (GB)

The project is located at 772 North Forest Road and 385 and 391 Maple Road in the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051.

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