The grandson of prominent restaurateur Russell J. Salvatore is pursuing his second development in Clarence, with 21 apartments and a separate Farmers’ Market building.
Russell Salvatore Jr. wants to build a two-story apartment building with 11 apartments and 5,200 square feet of first-floor retail space on 2.6 acres at the northwest corner of Main Street and Winding Lane. Three apartments would be on the first floor, the rest upstairs.
Dubbed “The Farm,” the project would also include a two-story, 10-unit townhouse building with attached garages and an offset facade, while the 1,800-square-foot farmers’ market would include a third structure. Carmina Wood Design’s plan also includes 76 surface parking spaces, just short of the 82 that would be needed for uses.
The property is zoned as a traditional neighborhood. It is not serviced by sewer lines, but would have a septic tank on site, as well as storm water management. In addition to planning board and city council approval, the project will also require state environmental and transportation approvals and other permits.
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If approved, construction would take 18 months.
Salvatore previously developed a $2.5 million project at 6449 Transit Road, called The Abbey, with eight apartments, the Rebel Ride cycling studio, the Village Designs clothing store and the Tacos, Community & Beer restaurant. He then won approval to add a pair of two-storey buildings with eight luxury apartments.
But he was denied tax breaks by the Clarence Industrial Development Agency after Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz twice objected.
Brookfield Country Club Renovation
Also in Clarence, the Brookfield Country Club wants to renovate its 35,000 square foot clubhouse at 5120 Shimerville Road.
Carmina Wood Design’s plans call for the demolition of the 16,000 square foot east portion of the building in the center of the property and the construction of a 26,700 square foot addition, including a members barbecue room with an outdoor patio. , a banquet hall with an outdoor terrace and a kitchen.
The club will also add a 3,000 square foot secondary structure near the driving range for golf facilities and improve parking and vehicle circulation around the clubhouse.
RNR Tire chooses its first site
In the city of Tonawanda, a Tampa, Florida-based custom tire and wheel retailer chose a former Mr. Tire auto service center at 3373 Delaware Ave. as its first location in Western New York.
RNR Tire Express, which revealed plans to come to the area earlier this year, is seeking a Special Use Permit and site plan approval from the Town of Tonawanda Planning Board.
He wants to convert a vacant 4,990 square foot one-story building on a 0.36-acre corner lot, which has been used as a tire store since 1966. The building has six overhead doors facing Delaware Avenue.
RNR, which has 160 locations in 26 states, has been looking to expand into New York since 2019, with 55 additional locations planned over several years in areas from New York to Buffalo. There is only one now, in Queensbury, north of Albany. The Tonawanda site will be owned by Preferred Capital Concepts.
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