Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper recently submitted comments to the City of Buffalo Planning Board regarding the proposed gas station at 333 Amherst Street.
In light of the renewed community interest in a healthy, publicly-accessible Scajaquada Creek, the on-going projects to restore water quality and ecological health to this part of the Niagara River watershed, and the sensitivity of this particular site, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper maintains that building a gas station at this location does not represent the highest and best use for this site.
There are three specific issues of concern for Waterkeeper relative to our mission:
1) Impacts on stream ecology potentially associated with underground storage tanks;
2) Impacts on water quality from stormwater loadings from the parking lot and service areas;
3) Impacts on the community’s access to the Scajaquada Creek corridor, including the Jesse Kregal Pathway.
Please read our comments: Letter to the Planning Board regarding the TOPS Gas Station