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NIAGARA FALLS – A Brooklyn company has withdrawn its proposal to turn an apartment building at Pine Avenue and Eighth Street into a 140-room boardinghouse. A representative of Tzemach Tzedek C LLC called the city’s Code Enforcement Department on Tuesday to withdraw its application for zoning variances and a special-use permit, said Dennis Virtuoso, the department’s director.

Concerns were raised by the director of the city’s Community Development Department and the head of a landlord group about the number of residents who would be living in 70-square-foot rooms in the building.

A report about the proposal, published in Tuesday’s Buffalo News, cited details about the project.

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