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Steak a la Pierce Arrow, anyone? The Buffalo Planning Board has approved a new proposal for the redevelopment of the Pierce-Arrow Administration Building in North Buffalo, complete with a new local owner and a planned 100-seat restaurant. Dr. Greg Daniel's Nidus Development, together with the building's former owner, Joseph Hecht, want to convert the 123,099-square-f…

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Paul Kolkmeyer has more than enough to keep him busy these days. The owner of Priam Enterprises LLC is seeking to restart work this month on his long-planned conversion of the former Marine Trust building in downtown Buffalo into a mix of high-end apartments, offices and a banquet center. It's part of a three-building project that marked Kolkmeyer's first big effort in …

Buffalo

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is planning a renovation and expansion to spruce up its offerings and create new programming space so it can meet growing interest in veterans and military history. The nonprofit organization is preparing to undertake a three-stage project to upgrade its facilities. Plans call for: Renovating a red corrugat…

Erie County

The City of Tonawanda is about to address issues with sewer lines in a heavily traveled part of the community, which will create traffic problems while the work is going on. City Engineer Jason LoMonaco gave the Common Council the news during a meeting Tuesday, during which he showed officials photos of collapsed, cracked and crumbling sewer lines on Young Street, betwe…

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Get used to hearing the words "Colvin" and "traffic jam" in the same sentence. Starting next month, traffic will be disrupted over the next two years at the Colvin Boulevard on-ramp of the I-290 in the Town of Tonawanda corridor by a project to replace two bridges. Acting DOT Commissioner Paul A. Karas announced that the $6.7 million project will replace two precast …

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The Green Acres Animal Hospital will put its headquarters in the Town of Tonawanda, more than tripling the size of its current site at 2060 Niagara Falls Boulevard, from 4,500 square feet to 16,636 square feet. The Tonawanda Planning Board on Wednesday approved a two-story 12,136 square-foot addition to the current single-story site. Green Acres has three practices i…

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A Charlotte, N.C.-based developer of Family Dollar stores has plans for yet another location for the discount retailer, this time a vacant lot on Clinton Street. Durban Group and architects Bergmann Associates of Rochester are seeking city approval to construct a new 8,247-square-foot Family Dollar store at 1029 Clinton, with a loading dock, 35 parking spaces, utility i…

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The owner of a corner retail building at Walden and Bailey avenues wants to almost double the size of his existing facility, allowing for four more storefronts at the prominent East Side intersection. Ahmed F. Mohamed is seeking a pair of variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals to erect a 5,720-square-foot addition to the current one-story building at 592 Walden, now…

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The buyer of a South Buffalo commercial property wants to demolish the existing building at 2200 South Park Ave. and put up a Tim Hortons. Designed by William Schutt Associates of Lancaster, the proposed 1,776-square-foot Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop would have indoor seating for 28 guests, but no outdoor patio. Located between Ridgewood Road and Okell Street, on th…

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A proposed conversion of a historic West Side firehouse into a new brewery and restaurant will have to wait for at least two more weeks, after Buffalo Planning Board members balked Monday at making a recommendation to the Common Council before a final community meeting this week. A group of six young investors known as Project X Holdings wants to renovate the old Jersey…

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Former judge Anthony P. LoRusso is taking a second stab at affordable housing on Buffalo's West Side – with a new proposal for a 39-unit apartment building around the corner from his first project. LoRusso's APL Property Group seeks city approval to construct a four-story building at 129 West Ave., with one-bedroom apartments priced at what LoRusso termed an "affordable…

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Developer Karl Frizlen has temporarily pulled a controversial proposal to convert the first-floor gym and kitchen in the former St. Rose of Lima parish school into a banquet facility, giving him time to revise the plan in the face of strenuous community opposition. Frizlen, an architect and real estate developer, had wanted to renovate the 5,000-square-foot space at 500…

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Developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots have completed their conversion of a former Hamlin Park bedding manufacturing facility into The Mattress Factory mixed-use loft apartment project. The Frizlen Group and Yots' Common Bond Real Estate will formally open the new 34-unit historic rehabilitation project at 170 Florida St. later this week, after more than a year of const…

Business

Athenex Inc. and real estate developer Casilio Cos. are seeking a package of county tax breaks to support a planned expansion of the drugmaker's Newstead manufacturing facility so it can continue to make small-batch medications. Buffalo-based Athenex wants to build an 8,000-square-foot addition to the current 18,500-square-foot production plant at 11342 Main St., which …

The Buffalo Planning Board on Tuesday evening approved a request by a charitable foundation working on behalf of Jericho Road Community Health Center to combine two properties on Lombard and Clark streets as part of its renovation of a former department store into a medical clinic and nonprofit office space. Mosaic 659 Foundation, founded by Jericho board member Mark He…