Tonawanda News

The City

October 4, 2012

Council extends Natale talks

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Tonawanda News — When and if the Little League Drive residences are complete with a total of 56 houses, the city will add $13 million to the tax roll. But Natale’s plan to build each house after it’s sold is worrying some residents, who believe there isn’t a demand for the properties in a depressed economy for building and selling $200,000 homes.

Latacki said Natale’s other developments in Western New York aren’t seeing adequate demand. 

“Where there aren’t any, it’s just going to be dirt and overgrown grass,” she said. 

According to Natale’s website, the builder’s two current construction projects are in Lancaster and Orchard Park.  

Lancaster’s, Nicholas Heights, only has 4 sites left to build on, with Amherst’s Collingwoods at about 75 percent full. 

Natale also has a few upcoming projects set to begin early next spring, but the company did not return numerous calls about the status of the developments. 

Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150.

Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150.

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