ALABAMA – Residents of the town have given their stamp of approval to STAMP, a high-tech business park planned for 1,200 acres in the northwest corner of the town.
A survey mailed to 1,500 households showed two-thirds approved the Western New York Science Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park plan of the Genesee County Economic Development Center. Nearly that number approved a $10.2 million Incentive Zoning Agreement that would provide a water system and other capital projects.
The survey by Goldhaber Research Associates had 707 responses, with 68 percent approval of the potential multimillion-dollar park that would produce high-tech products such as solar panels.
The town Zoning Board has yet to approve a required change in zoning, now agriculture. The town is one of the smallest in the county and has about 1,900 residents. The site adjoins the Tonawanda Indian Reservation and state and federal wildlife refuges.