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bcPart of a new $40 million parking ramp under construction behind the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital opens Friday, the same day as the new hospital. The second and third levels of the parking garage, as well as portions of its fourth level, will open at 854 Ellicott St., according to Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc., which owns the ramp. The basement and first…

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A proposal to build 50 single-story townhouses at the site of Average Joe's tavern and a neighboring property on Sweet Home Road will receive another review from the Amherst Planning Board this month. RAS Development has worked since January to gain approval for its plans to build at 2360 Sweet Home, at North Ellicott Creek Road. The project changed to accommodate neigh…

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Angelo S. Natale is in Florida, but that hasn't stopped several fellow developers from calling him this morning to express concern about the results from Tuesday's elections in Amherst. Democrats swept the town supervisor's race and the two Town Board seats that were up for grabs, giving them all five seats on the board for the first time in recent memory. Natale, th…

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Construction on 30 townhouses on part of the former Central Park Plaza site will likely get underway by the middle of next year, now that the Buffalo Planning Board has approved the proposal. Elim Christian Fellowship's Elim Community Development Corp. and Belmont Housing Resources have teamed up to construct the affordable-housing complex of five two-story buildings at…

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The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday again approved the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers' Westminster Commons project on the East Side, after the project took so long to get started that the original approval expired. The nonprofit consortium of human-services centers plans to construct a new apartment complex with supplementary services to support seniors a…

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Bob Richardson and Therese Fuerst believe there isn't enough capital available locally to fund all the potential development possibilities. So they're trying to do something about it. The duo are partners in Blue Cardinal Capital, a new real estate private-equity firm in Buffalo designed to pool investment dollars from wealthy individuals, families or organizations t…

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A plan to convert part of a vacant former church on Linwood Avenue into a new senior housing facility is generating a rare display of tension between two municipal agencies in Buffalo, as the Preservation Board sought Monday to assert authority over the Episcopal Diocese's project. Representatives of the diocese presented their proposal to the Planning Board for 28 apar…

Mt. Aaron Missionary Baptist Church finally got the needed go ahead -- to construct a 66-unit affordable-housing community on the East Side. The Buffalo Planning Board Monday approved the church's proposal for its Community Hope Builders CDC Inc. affiliate to build the Mt. Aaron Village affordable-housing community, with four buildings at 695 Genesee St. Plans by S…

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When state officials built and equipped the biggest solar panel factory in the Western Hemisphere, they thought they were buying into an industry that would keep growing and growing, putting Buffalo on the cutting edge of the 21st Century economy. It may turn out that way, but right now the solar industry is in a slump – and Buffalo is feeling it. Solar energy is s…

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The Episcopal Diocese of Western New York is hoping its proposal to convert the former Church of the Ascension into affordable senior housing will get a green light from the Buffalo Planning Board. The Diocese and its affiliate, Episcopal Community Housing Inc., are seeking a series of city approvals to renovate the historic church at 16 Linwood Avenue and 67 North St. …

Construction and Growth

An $18.4 million residential development in the Town of Lancaster for adults over age 55 is expected to be complete by spring, said Robert Corrao, director of development at Natale Development. The Belvedere, at 375 Harris Hill Road, will feature 146 apartments, eight townhomes and amenities that include a putting green, indoor golf simulator, extensive walking trai…

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A trio of developers will air their proposal before city planners on Monday to convert a historic West Huron Street building into the second home for the city's Emerson School of Hospitality. McGuire Development Co., Mark Croce and James Jerge want to renovate the vacant C.W. Miller Livery building at 73-79 West Huron into a new high school. The project, which has been …

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Elim Christian Fellowship Church next week will air its plans to build 30 townhomes next to the old Central Park Plaza site, as the church and its nonprofit housing affiliate seek to build on a larger redevelopment planned for the neighborhood. Elim Community Development Corp. wants to construct an affordable-housing complex of five two-story buildings on 2.19 acres at …

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Critics of a day care center eyed for a heavily trafficked corner in Amherst are getting another chance to block the project, two weeks after it won the blessing of town planners. The Town Board  this week took the unusual step of directing the Planning Board to reconsider their decision to approve EduKids' plan to build a $2.5 million day care center at 6286 Main St. …