154-unit hous­ing com­plex for UB stu­dents re­jected by Town Board

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS -

A pro­posal to build a stu­dent hous­ing com­plex near the Univer­sity at Buf­falo’s North Cam­pus in Amherst was unan­i­mously re­jected Mon­day night by the Town Board.

Board mem­bers de­nied a re­quest to re­move deed re­stric­tions on the parcels at 2949, 2925 and 2915 North For­est Road. Core Spa­ces, an out-of-town de­vel­oper of stu­dent hous­ing, had pro­posed a four-story, 154-unit com­plex for 500 stu­dents at­tend­ing the UB cam­pus about one mile south.

Busi­ness own­ers from the nearby Bryant Woods Of­fice Park on Mon­day ex­pressed con­cerns about in­creased traf­fic, pub­lic safety and prop­erty val­ues. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Core Spa­ces sought to as­sure the board that all those con­cerns had been ad­dressed. But Su­per­vi­sor Barry A. We­in­stein and the board’s four other mem­bers agreed that the project was not a good fit for the neigh­bor­hood.

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