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The video of the Town Board meeting from Wednesday March 25, 2020 has been uploaded to the Town website and is now available for viewing. Please click the link below to view this and other Town Board agendas, minutes, and meeting videos.

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All Town of Amherst Board and Committee meetings (with the exception of the Town Board) will be cancelled for 30 days through April 14, 2020 or until further notice. In addition, Amherst Town Hall at 5583 Main Street is closed to the public and public access will be by appointment only.

  • Town Clerk: 716-631-7021 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (until further notice)
  • Assessor: 716-631-7038
  • Building Department: 716-631-7080
  • Planning Department: 716-631-7051
  • Purchasing/Contracts: 716-631-7007
  • Bids: 716-631-7007
  • Human Resources: 716-631-7025

For all other appointment requests, please call 716-631-7013 or 716-631-7032.

Town of Amherst Courts and Village of Williamsville Courts

All non-essential Town and Village of Williamsville court functions have been POSTPONED and all Town and Village Court buildings are CLOSED. Please see this Press Release for details

Bid Openings

Town of Amherst bid openings will be live streamed and recorded. The public will not be allowed to attend bid openings in person. Please see the links below for either the live stream or recordings. All bids are due according to their published times. The bid openings for Tue., March 23, 2020 will begin at 12:30 PM.

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Boulevard Central District Zoning Updates
Amherst Implements its new Mixed-Use Districts in Sector 1

Beginning next month the Town will initiate 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.

On March 4, 2020 at 3:30pm the Planning Department will be holding an informal meeting to introduce the project to the property owners of the 200 properties.

The meeting will provide an overview of the Town’s recently adopted mixed-use zoning regulations (8 new districts), how such regulations will be applied to each parcel proposed for rezoning, and how the rezoning process will move forward. Staff will be available to answer questions, and landowners may also take this opportunity to schedule individual one on one meetings with staff to discuss any concerns, even if they don’t attend the meeting.

The majority of the parcels affected within the planning area are currently zoned GB-General Business or SC- Shopping Center. The mixed-use regulations 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. The new regulations also offer varying building heights so commercial buildings can “fit in better” with surrounding development and be more contextually sensitive.

Affected landowners are encouraged to participate in this informal meeting on March 4, 2020 at 3:30PM in the Town Hall Council Chambers (5583 Main Street). The general public may also attend. A subsequent special public hearing for the rezonings will occur at the end of March before the Town Planning Board wherein, the affected land owners and those within 600 feet will be invited to attend and address the Board.

Land Owner Meeting
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Amherst Town Hall Council Chambers

Emphasis on speaking with land owners whose properties are being rezoned, but this meeting is open to the general public as well.

Planning Board Special Meeting - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Town will present information on the rezonings for Sector 1 at a Public Hearing before the Planning Board. The meeting is open to owners and the general public for input.

map of proposed sector one rezoning


Map of Rezoning Areas

List of Affected Parcels

New Mixed-Use Regulations

For more information please contact dulatowski@amherst.ny.us.

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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