Uniland Development Corp. is planning to start clean-up of its Delaware Court Building site at Delaware Avenue and Chippewa Street, now that the gas station on the property is leaving.
The Valero station at Chippewa and S. Elmwood Avenue will be vacating by the end of this week, enabling Amherst-based Uniland to proceed with environmental remediation work to prepare the property for a new use.
The gas station is at the far western end of a property that is mostly occupied by the two-story Delaware Court Building that curves around the corner of Delaware and Chippewa. The building, whose first floor has long housed restaurants, bars and retail, is often discussed as the possible site for a new headquarters building that would be constructed for Delaware North Companies, which is currently the lead tenant at the KeyCenter at Fountain Plaza but is reviewing its options for new space elsewhere in the downtown area.
-- Jonathan D. Epstein