Jonathan D. Epstein
Civic activist Kevin Gaughan’s plan for a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in South Buffalo is in jeopardy after his nonprofit fell behind on the mortgage for the site.
Instead, a renewable energy company that originally had an option for the property before Gaughan came along plans to put up a community solar farm on the entire former landfill site. Source Renewables has submitted its application to the city Common Council to rezone the property to accommodate its plan.
Gaughan insisted Thursday that can’t happen, because he holds the title to the land through his organization and still intends to proceed with his nonprofit venture.
Gaughan said he only authorized Source Renewables to rezone the northern part of the land, not the entire site.
The Buffalo News