“They’re going to sue you anyways,” says attorney for Lockport Planning Board, commends members for not being bullied over Switzer development

The planning board met this week, topic at hand: Draft development of a new local law for the Common Council’s vote to keep the Switzer property on Davison Road zoned RA (single-family residential) by the City of Lockport. 

The planning boards draft also makes provisions for community spaces and recreational centers already in existence, such as the Kenan Center, and will work to protect green spaces and recreational environment, which has always been a part of this neighborhood’s fabric according to multiple board members.

Buffalo Attorney Daniel Spitzer, who has worked in tandem with the planning board on this matter, has fought ferociously to defend the boards reputation, stating, “The board took the correct step.  They could have just said: No, but instead said: We will consider this but do it properly.”

Spitzer (seated) had to remind Greico (standing) repeatedly that there was no public comment at this meeting, as those meetings had already occurred.

Attorney Charles Greico, representing both Cazenovia Recovery System and Mulvey Construction (L.H.C. Holdings) in this matter, according to Spitzer, has made several unfounded claims of discrimination in order to muscle a vote of ‘yes’ in changing the Switzer location on Davison to an R3 Zone for multi-family use with allowances for medical treatment facilities.

Spitzer addressed these serious allegations slung at the board and community that the board serves, “I congratulate you and the public for resisting the trap that the applicant has tried to set of trying to get you to set a record, a false record, of discrimination, which was their goal from day one.”

Spitzer added, “It’s unfortunate, because it is a very important function that they provide.  One that is already being provided in this community.”