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West Seneca town leader pushes for development of Seneca Mall site

Posted at 11:58 PM, Jan 21, 2020

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) — A West Seneca town leader is renewing the call to develop the old Seneca Mall site. It was in the 1990s the mall was torn down and has sat like this since then.

After several failed attempts to develop the site -- even at one point suggesting it be the new home for a Buffalo Bills stadium -- newly elected Town Supervisor, Gary Dickson, said it's time to finally develop this spot. He added, it's a "top priority" for him.

Last week, Dickson wrote a letter to the property's owner in hopes of starting a dialogue to transform this into something for the community.

"I would like to see something of a regional importance that people will come here from the whole area. It's right on the 90. It's very convenient, but I don't want to dictate to the owner of the site exactly what it should be. I mean they're the professionals," Dickson said. He added the town is willing to help however it can, except when it comes to investing in the project. Dickson said that is not possible.

As for what's next, Dickson said that depends on how and when the property owner responds.