A $5.4 million project that would bring a new housing unit to Wellsville-Seneca, New York, has been approved, according to the Wellsville Daily Reporter.
The 28-unit housing facility will be on the corner of Seneca and Howard Streets, and be available to low-income tenants. At a recent Village Board meeting, area residents had their concerns addressed. For example, zoning board chairman Dan Martelle brought up the possibility that the additional vehicle traffic brought on by the apartments may increase the risk of accidents. Resident Dan Graves added that backing out of his driveway is already a "nightmare," and the additional 56 cars (maximum two parking spots per resident) would hinder his situation even more. Another resident, James Schuster, discussed the tenant background screening
process, explaining that he has three kids and doesn't want a sex offender living nearby. Bob Sobeck of developer Alfred Housing quelled Schuster's fears, saying that his company runs criminal checks on every client. A separate article by the media outlet notes that this project has been in the works for four years.