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October 5, 2013

People Inc.'s Highland school proposal debated


Tonawanda News — The location of the parking lots as well as the number of spots were also not up to code.

In response, People Inc., filed a variance request to relieve them from the four zoning issues, arguing the project wouldn’t have a significant impact on the surrounding area.

“The essential characteristic of the neighborhood is the same,” Frederick wrote in the document to the city.

But the zoning board deadlocked in a 2-2 vote, and the request was not granted, leading to the nonprofit’s challenge. 

The building was sold to S.Spoth, LLC, in spring 2012 for $152,000, much less than its listed price. The school has been vacant since the district closed it in 2009. 

Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000 ext. 4150, or follow her on Twitter @JessicaLBagley.

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