Village panels reviewing Blocher Homes site

People Inc., a nonprofit organization, is proposing to renovate and expand the current Blocher Homes building, locacted at 135 Evans Street, to add new apartments.

Upcoming meetings that include the proposal on the agenda:

  • MEETING MINUTES: To view minutes from previous Planning Board or Zoning Board meetings, CLICK HERE and use the appropriate drop-down menus to narrow your search.

Images, studies and reports regarding the proposal:

Below are links to public resources regarding the proposal. In green are renderings, draft documents and a traffic impact study that was conducted. In red are updates to the traffic study following a review by a third-party firm that provided recommendations.

Statements on the proposal:

The village Board of Trustees is stressing to the public that the project is only being reviewed by the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board:

“While the Blocher Homes project is in the village boundaries, the mayor and trustees have no influence or decision-making ability as it pertains to the project,” Mayor Deb Rogers said on Oct. 28, 2019. “These decisions lie within the parameters of the village’s Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.”

In December 2019, Daniel O’Neill, president and CEO of Beechwood and Blocher Homes, provided a statement to the village:

To view O’Neill’s statement, click here.

Residents in the Village of Williamsville and Town of Amherst have been providing written statements of project opposition to members of the village’s Board of Trustees and its Planning and Zoning boards:

To view the letters received as of March 3, 2020, click here.