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The Amherst Town Board next week will reconsider a student housing complex that the board rejected last year – even as it appeals the judge's decision that required this second look at the $50 million project. The board on May 16 could vote to lift the deed restrictions and issue the special use permit that would allow Core Campus to build the 154-unit, four-story build…

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National Vacuum Environmental Services Corp., which in February obtained a tax break for a new plant in Niagara Falls, will try again after its efforts to buy land in the Falls fell through. The cleanup company applied to the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency Wednesday for a 15-year property tax and sales tax reduction on an 8.5-acre site it would buy from Na…

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A plan to convert North Tonawanda's vacant former Col. Payne Elementary School into apartments won the backing of the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency Wednesday. The NCIDA board approved an incentive request from developers David Sutton and David Cloy, who presented a $3.7 million plan to buy the school at 460 Wheatfield St. and convert 35,000 square feet in…

Buffalo

Buffalo city officials say they are now finalizing real estate deals on more than a dozen sites as part of a host of redevelopment projects that will generate more than $8 million in sales value in the coming months. The city took possession of the properties at different times and for various reasons, including tax foreclosures and other seizures through the new land b…

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It's been more than two years since Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. was selected in February 2016 as the designated developer for a vacant parking lot on Ellicott Street. The city-owned lot, sandwiched between the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and the bus terminal, had been identified by the Brown administration as ideal for a project to bring more residential un…

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A new gas station and convenience store could be coming to the corner of Main and Fairfield streets in Buffalo in the LeRoy area, on the site of a demolished gas station. A&F Property Holdings of West Seneca is seeking city approval to construct a one-story brick or concrete masonry facility on a 0.481-acre site at 2516 Main. The property owner, who does not yet hav…

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Developer Douglas Jemal got the green light from the Buffalo Planning Board Monday to proceed with his modified plan for remaking the plaza level of One Seneca Tower. Board members approved a set of changes to Jemal's previously approved site plan that calls for a mixed-use blend of apartments, restaurants and retail space in the two five-story Annex buildings alongside…

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A plan by Nick Sinatra and William Paladino to redevelop the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo site in the Elmwood Village took the first step in a monthslong municipal review Monday, as the Buffalo Planning Board agreed to take the lead in the full environmental review of the $100 million project. Developers are planning a multiyear conversion of the si…

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With the pending move of both the Buffalo Police Department and Buffalo Fire Department headquarters to the former Dillon courthouse, city officials are now preparing to put the old police headquarters building up for sale. The city's Division of Development and Division of Real Estate are planning to seek proposals from buyers and developers nationwide for the aging fa…

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Buffalo officials are preparing to unveil a new – and likely more lucrative – property tax exemption program for real estate projects that would give city officials more control over incentives that could be narrowly tailored to fit a development's needs. Details of the new program are still being finalized. But Brendan Mehaffy, executive director of the Office of St…

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Ruth Boczar paid $18 a week for a family cabin on Allegany State Park's Buffalo Trail in 1957. Back then, camping for Boczar's family meant pumping and boiling water and using an old Coleman stove to cook. Today, the 65,000-acre state park in Cattaraugus County looks a lot different. The 97-year-old park this season will add mountain bike trails and two "ninja" playg…

Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. next month will complete the previously announced move of its headquarters from its longtime offices in Amherst to Fountain Plaza in Buffalo. As of June 4, the firm will occupy 25,000 square feet on the fifth floor and half of the fourth floor of 50 Fountain Plaza, vacating the space at 350 Essjay Road in its Centerpointe Corporate Park. T…

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Allegany State Park is about to receive a makeover Saturday thanks to the efforts of nearly 300 registered volunteers, said Paul Crawford, president of Friends of Allegany State Park. The event takes place on the Quaker side of the park, said Crawford. It represents the fourth year the Friends of Allegany sponsored the event in cooperation with park management and Parks…

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The team behind the planned Elmwood Crossing redevelopment of the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo property in the Elmwood Village is ready to launch the city's next evaluation of the $100 million project. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Ellicott Development Co. have submitted requests to the city to divide the 10.5-acre property into smaller piec…

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Packet Boat Landing, a 60-unit apartment complex aimed at low- to moderate-income tenants and those recovering from mental health issues, opened Thursday at 465 South St., Lockport. The $17.7 million project was built by DePaul Properties of Rochester and funded largely through state subsidies and the sale of state tax credits to investors. "We rely on strong nonprof…