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For the first time in decades, a developer wants to construct a 10-story building along the Niagara River on Buffalo's West Side, taking the restoration of that commercial arterial to a new level. A Rochester firm is teaming up with Buffalo's Roger Trettel to build new apartments overlooking the Niagara River on the site of an aging, two-story former train car repair fa…

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Most of the windows and balconies that would have overlooked a neighbor's backyard have been dropped from an apartment building planned for Buffalo's West Side. But the neighbor, who complained that the balconies and windows would have allowed tenants to peer into their backyard, said the changes to the design of the 39-unit building aren't enough. "We're opposed to …

Buffalo

Ellicott Development hopes to complete its mammoth tower project on Pearl Street by September, officials said Wednesday. The downtown Buffalo project at 500 Pearl includes an Aloft Hotel and a host of banquet spaces. This winter's bitter temperatures and snow slowed progress by a couple of months on the nearly $70 million project, the Buffalo firm's largest-ever cons…

Buffalo

The investor group behind a planned remake of the old Jersey Street Firehouse into a tavern and microbrewery suffered a setback after the Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals denied four variance requests for the project. The Zoning Board rejected the applications, saying it would have a "negative impact on the neighborhood, doesn't fit the character of the neighborhood, and…

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A downstate developer is planning to move ahead with his proposal to convert a warehouse storage building off Genesee Street into a new low-income apartment facility and neighborhood health clinic after winning approval Monday evening from the Buffalo Planning Board. Larry Regan's Regan Development Corp. of Ardsley, N.Y., wants to convert the 100,000-square-foot former Mo…