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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 …

Amherst

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. …

Business

Lots of people find their way back to Buffalo. Two years ago, Jessica Mabie, lured by the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, did just that. Since then, Mabie has been living, thinking, talking, walking and doing just about everything tied to the new, $270 million hospital at 818 Ellicott St. As the hospital’s director of strategic planning & implementati…

Amherst

Buffalo Dental Group has outgrown its current offices in Williamsville and plans to construct a new building in East Amherst and move its practice there. The group, which also has a location on Englewood Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda, has filed plans with the Amherst Planning Department for a 7,600-square-foot, single-story building that it would construct on 1.3 acre…

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The $270 million John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital will open next week on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, capping off years of planning to replace Women & Children’s Hospital on Bryant Street. A marathon one-day move will begin before dawn Nov. 10 to move patients and staff into the 185-bed hospital 1.2 miles away at 818 Ellicott St. The new Children’s…

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Tesla still expects to start shifting production of its solar roof to Buffalo by the end of this year, the electric vehicle maker said Wednesday. Tesla's executives, in their most specific comment on the timing of solar roof production at the RiverBend complex, said the company expects to ramp up production of the new solar shingles in Buffalo during 2018. Tesla's solar…

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A Rochester-based mortgage company that will receive nearly $183,000 in tax breaks to support its move from Amherst to a former bank branch in Clarence has completed its purchase of the new property. Premium Mortgage on Friday closed on its $1.67 million acquisition of the 1.15-acre property at 4401 Transit Road, near Main Street, from the Benchmark Group, according to…

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The former home of Buffalo's first Jewish congregation has found a prayer for a new life – as an environmentally friendly residence for one of Buffalo's newest CEOs. Sentient Science CEO Ward Thomas has acquired the historic former Temple Beth El building on Buffalo's West Side from its out-of-town owner, bringing a spiritual respect for its past and a new idea for i…

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A Minneapolis consulting firm says Niagara Falls shouldn't bother erecting a new multi-use facility for sports, conventions and concerts until it beefs up its off-season tourist attractions. The draft report, obtained by The Buffalo News, says the city and Niagara County should wait at least six years to wait for investments in new attractions to bear fruit before cons…

Traffic has emerged as a key issue in the race for Amherst town supervisor, but neither candidate supports a moratorium on building in the town while traffic is studied. "Moratoriums send a signal that the town is closed to business and closed to economic development," said Democratic candidate Brian J. Kulpa. "We have got to be open for business," said Marjory H. Ja…

Amherst

The developer remaking the Northtown Plaza shopping center wants to construct six buildings around a central parking area and create a common green where customers could do yoga, watch movies and ice skate. The concept plan recently filed with the Town of Amherst is the first detailed look at WS Development's plans for the high-profile property on Sheridan Drive, which …

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A developer has received approval to construct a mixed-used building of retail and apartments in East Amherst at a site that now hosts a small video business. Paul Bliss of Bliss Construction plans to tear down the ranch-style house now on the 2-acre property at 6790 Main St., at Tennyson Terrace near Transit Road, and to construct a 29,665-square-foot building in its p…

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Developers Stuart Alexander and Rhonda Ricks want to renovate former Buffalo Public School 44, turning the 51,000-square-foot building into an 82-unit apartment building that would also offer support services for its residents. The partners, through SA+A Development and R+A+R Development, are working to line up financing to not only transform the former Lincoln Academ…

Changes to the exterior design of part of a proposed housing project on Genesee Street led city Planning Board members on Monday to delay action for at least two weeks so they can hold another public hearing on the plan. Mt. Aaron Baptist Church has proposed an affordable housing community called Mt. Aaron Village, which calls for a 50-unit senior apartment building and…