The Wheatfield, N.Y., town planning board is moving plans forward for a new RV park next to the Days Inn along Niagara Falls Boulevard. The town is located between Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda.
After evaluating a proposal Wednesday (Aug. 20) from Mukesh Parikh to build a two-story, 50-room motel with 100 campsites, the board will make a formal recommendation for the town board to allow the property to be rezoned for the project, according to the Niagara Gazette.
Although rezoning all 19 acres of land would be inconsistent with the town’s strategic master plan, the planning board determined the area to be rezoned was “an extension” of a commercial property.
The town will conduct a site evaluation and, on a date not yet determined, hold a public hearing on the rezoning where Parikh will present his plans.
If approved, Parikh’s RV park will be the first approved under a new town law approved in June that permits campgrounds on commercial land if they are in conjunction with a hotel or motel on a minimum 10-acre commercially zoned lot. Prior to the law change, RV parks were prohibited in commercial zones and the law was changed, in part, due to Parikh’s request.