Young Development Inc., a hometown developer in West Seneca has plans of starting construction on their proposed $45 million Hillview Heights project, which is to be built on a 33 acre site that was purchased at $5.5 million from Lorenz & Sons inc., and is located off Transit Road in Cheektowaga.
This Hillview Heights project is a mixed use development consisting of 293 multi-family apartments ranging between a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units that vary between 900 to 1,400 square feet in each and these apartments will be built among 20 buildings and 52 townhomes. The project will also feature a grocery store, two drive-thru restaurants, a community clubhouse, walking trails and a dog park inorder to attract a variety of potential users. Construction could commence from early next year, if the company receives the final approval from the state Department of Transportation.
Design plans for the Hillview Heights project show that the first five or six of the plots in front, which are along the Transit, are intended for commercial development, while the remaining plots will be set aside for residential development.
The regional property manager for the Young Development and son of the founder, Joseph Young described the Hillview Heights project as the company’s crown jewel and he said it would enable them to bring together the different unit types and complex types that their company has built across Western New York.
Plans for the commercial development include three commercial buildings and these buildings will be a 20,000-square-foot grocery store, and two other smaller restaurant buildings, occupying upto 2,500 and 3,000 square feet each. In addition, the clubhouse for the Hillview Heights project is to be built in the middle of the community and its building design includes a pool, coffee bar, fitness center, yoga studio and an Uber waiting area.
According to Young, the clubhouse is meant to become the hub of the property. He also said, “We’re not only the developers. We’re also the property managers. We build all the product and we manage it in house.”