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Snyder Action Plan

At the request of an informal group of businesses known as the Friends of Snyder, the Amherst Town Board contracted with the Parsons Team to undertake a study of the historic business enclave centered at the intersection of Harlem Road and Main Street. Although Snyder's residential neighborhoods continue to offer a desirable address, the business district has suffered as the ongoing consolidation in retailing makes the lives of small businesses increasingly tenuous.


The Snyder Action Plan is intended to identify a number of key areas where stakeholders can focus their attention to obtain maximum results over the short term, i.e., the next five years. The actions recommended in it are intended to:

  1. Reinforce existing community networks and institutional and business linkages;
  2. Improve pedestrian safety and walkability of the neighborhood;
  3. Improve the marketability of the Snyder business district, including creating or reinforcing a sense of place and the "imageability" of Snyder; and
  4. Provide the business community with a jumping of point" and direction for further action toward moving forward with the vision.

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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