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A public hearing on a request to demolish the former Erie Freight House on the Buffalo River will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 901 of City Hall.

Savarino Companies is planning apartments and office space at the site, but the freight house, at 441 Ohio St., has been designated a city landmark, and the Preservation Board has to approve the demolition request.

Developer Samuel J. Savarino has said he would move whatever materials are able to be saved and use them in a new location, but said the building has been damaged by water and is unable to be rehabilitated.

A vote on the request, by the Preservation Board, is possible after the hearing.

The project has already won Planning Board approval.

Also this week:

• The Planning Board will meet at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in Room 901 in City Hall.

• The Common Council’s Civil Service Committee will meet at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers.

• The Council’s Finance Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers, where a discussion of a recent audit of the Erie Basin Marina from Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder is expected.

Representatives of the comptroller and Brand-On Services, which has a contract with the city to operate the marina, are scheduled to discuss the audit and answer questions from lawmakers.

• The Council’s Community Development Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers.

• The Council’s Legislation Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers.

• The Buffalo Sewer Authority will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Room 1038 of City Hall.

• The Buffalo Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, 450 Masten Ave.

• The Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Room 209 of City Hall.

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