Will Amherst Acquire Westwood Country Club Through Eminent Domain?


From: The Buffalo News

“Amherst is considering acquiring the former Westwood Country Club site through eminent domain, but that is just one option being considered, town officials said Monday.

Mensch Capital Partners, which owns the 171-acre property, has proposed a $250 million mixed-use development of Westwood that has drawn stiff opposition from neighbors.

The Town Board on Monday night unanimously agreed to hire the Hancock Estabrook law firm to advise the town on a range of potential legal matters involving Westwood that officials anticipate may arise whether the Town Board approves or rejects the developer’s Westwood application.”

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