Residents of Woodbridge Village have seen Transit Road evolve into a highway with heavy traffic and dense development, and they’re letting their voices be heard that Bevilacqua Development’s latest project will only exacerbate an issue that they say is threatening their way of life.
At the Planning Board’s May 15 meeting, Bevilacqua requested concept plan approval and a recommendation for a special exemption use permit for a proposed retail/restaurant plaza at 6031 Transit Road. The approximately 9,000-square-foot plaza would be built on the site of the former Buggy Wash, between
Buffalo Pharmacy and a NOCO gas station.
“We’ve approached NOCO on the future driveway connection. They’re aware of our development,” said Jonathan Bevilacqua on the prospect of connecting the NOCO gas station property with his proposed retail plaza. “We put that on a note on the drawing, that we’re willing to provide a future dimension if at some point they’re willing to allow our parcels to connect.”
A plan to construct a five-building office park and a retail plaza across from the Transit Valley Country Club has started to transform a swath of largely undeveloped land on Transit Road in Clarence.
Bevilacqua Development LP has started construction on three new suburban office buildings aimed at medical and professional tenants that will make up the $10 million Transit Meadows Professional Park. A second phase slated to begin this summer would add two more office buildings to the complex at 6041 Transit.
The developer also plans to build a retail plaza nearby on the site of the former Buggy Wash at 6031 Transit Road that would include a fast-casual restaurant.
The first $7 million phase of the office complex is underway, with the shells of three 10,000-square-foot buildings nearly completed and all work slated to be finished in August, said President Jonathan Bevilacqua.
A pair of projects — one residential and the other commercially-focused — have been added to Bevilacqua Development L.P.’s pipeline.
The Amherst-based developer is proposing to construct an eight-unit apartment complex just off of Edgewater Drive in Amherst and has also landed its first two tenants for the fledgling Transit Meadows Office Park. Combined the two developments represent an $11.5 million investment by the company.