Niagara Gazette

Local News

October 28, 2013

City plan calls for selling four Seventh Street properties to housing nonprofit

(Continued)

Niagara Gazette — The project still depends on a Dec. 4 referendum vote that would allow the school district to sell the buildings to Housing Visions.

Should that vote fail the agency would then need to decide whether they would build apartments on the city land or revert the land to the city if the council approves the sale.

“Housing Visions would have to make a decision as to whether they would want to move forward with a much smaller project,” Piccirillo said.

A representative from the agency gave a presentation to city council at the Oct. 15 meeting and invited council members to contact him with any questions they might have.

Council Chairman Glenn Choolokian said he planned on doing further research over the weekend before deciding whether he would vote to approve the measure.

“I might have some questions for Seth (Piccirillo) on Monday,” Choolokian said.

Choolokian said his main concern is making sure that property and business owners in the area are supportive of the project.

“I think there are some other groups that we need to get involved,” he said.

Dyster said the program’s success and popularity in Lockport will translate to the downtown neighborhood where Housing Visions plans to build.

“We think the more people learn about Housing Visions the more they’re not just going to be comfortable with the project, but excited about it,” he said. 

Contact reporter Justin Sondel at 282-2311, ext. 2257

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page
Poll

Do you think cigarette sales to non-Native American customers should be taxed on reservations?

Yes. Items should be taxed like they are everywhere else.
No, the indian reservations are sovereign land and they are selling them on their land.
Not up to me. Native Americans decide the rules on their land.
Don't care. Smoking isn't good for you.
     View Results