The proposed "parking problems" for 201 Ellicott appear one-sided

Posted at 5:42 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 17:42:39-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals met Wednesday afternoon to discuss a docket of building proposals and concerns.

When item #9 came up — the 201Ellicott project — the line was out the door for the public to weigh in.

After a lengthy pitch by project developers on variations for the project that might appeal to the zoning board, people started to weigh in.

First up were a number of speakers who all lease apartments or property in the downtown area - they stood together in opposing the feasibility of the development when it comes to parking concerns.

But, almost half a dozens speakers who live and work in the community stood to speak and expressed their support for it.

The people who will be using the space say that downtown will adjust and they are excited about the promise of the fresh market that Braymiller Market promises.

The zoning board decided to table discussions on this until next month’s meeting where the public will once again be able to weigh in.