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Improvements planned for the last undeveloped parcel at Main and Buffalo streets in the Village of Hamburg include a decorative 3-foot-tall brick wall, with benches and landscaping, to create a public gathering space.

Village officials hope to start construction this fall.

The parcel is adjacent to the old Kronenberg Building, which is being redeveloped by Tzetzo Cos. for mixed use. The village property also adjoins a parking lot owned by Tzetzo, and the village plans to work with the company to develop the spaces together. A section of the village property would be used as public parking.

"They want to pave and stripe their portion," Village Administrator Donald P. Witkowski said Monday night.

The brick wall would run along the sidewalk to the driveway, and lights will be placed on top of the wall. Money for the village improvements will come from the sale of the old fire hall on Long Avenue.

The village closed on the property last week, selling it to Apex Agricultural Products. Village Board members Monday night set up a capital projects account and deposited the proceeds of the sale - $79,447 - into the account.

"We would spend it primarily at that corner of Main and Buffalo," Witkowski said.

Tzetzo Cos. bought the 12,000-square-foot Kronenberg site for $280,000 this year and is renovating and repairing it.

Also Monday night, the Village Board learned that the state Department of Transportation is discussing having the village remove the concrete base in the roundabout at Legion Drive and Clark Street. The center had been damaged in an accident, and the village is planning to put up a light standard in the center.





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