DePaul Properties wants to build 95 new apartments on Old Union Road

Submitted site plan of the DePaul project at 2224-2240 Old Union Road.
Submitted site plan of the DePaul project at 2224-2240 Old Union Road.

CHEEKTOWAGA – The town board has called for a public hearing to solicit comments from town residents regarding a new development planned by DePaul Properties of Rochester.

The private, not-for-profit organization will demolish an existing office and commercial building at 2224-2240 Old Union Road and will construct two, three-story apartment buildings.  Each building will house 40 apartments.

They also want to build a two-story addition onto their existing apartment building next to their living center/memory care building at 2248 Old Union Road.  The addition will add 15 units to the property.

The site currently does not pay property taxes because of their not-for-profit status. The site will continue to remain off the town’s tax rolls, however, the Bellevue Fire District has a payment in lieu of taxes agreement which pays the district an estimated $8,500 a year according to a fire district official.  The PILOT agreement pays for the district to provide first aid and fire protection services to the facility.

According to IRS documents obtained by Cheektowaga Chronicle, DePaul Properties reported gross receipts of $8.9 million and assets of $55.7 million in 2015.  The private, not-for-profit organization provides housing for special needs residents in New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

The public can comment on the project during a public hearing on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the Cheektowaga Town Hall, 3301 Broadway at the corner of Union Road.