The Amherst IDA is working redevelop older portions of Amherst by working with the Town of Amherst and several grassroots organizations (such as the Eggertsville Community Organization, Harlem-Kensington-Cleveland Business Association, and Williamsville Business Association) to help "redevelop and re-invent" older portions of Amherst. These designated "Enhancement Areas" have been profiled for aid and assistance through specific criteria developed and included in the Countywide Eligibility Policy.
By improving streetscapes, pedestrian access and commercial corridors, we intend to rejuvenate and cultivate interest in the unique characteristics of the surrounding environments. The end results will benefit everyone while maintaining property values and building a sense of "place" in our community.
The following areas have been identified through a strategic planning process by the Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville to include properties that the AIDA and Town of Amherst can assist through its Neighborhood Redevelopment Incentive Program:
Eligible projects may take advantage of the three (3) AIDA incentive programs: