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City Hallways (May 25) Where would the snow pile go?

The snow mound
That property Canadian developer Harry Stinson wants to build  hundreds of townhouses on turns out to be the same property that the City of Buffalo uses to pile up snow. Remember the mound from the November 2014 storm that was still there eight months later? That's the place.

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Click on the photo to see more photos of the mountains of snow at the Central Terminal in 2014. (Sharon Cantillon/News file photo)

Buffalo obviously won't be creating new piles there if Stinson builds the townhouses he's proposing. But while Stinson is "designated developer" over the next six to 12 months  --  when he's coming up with a detailed plan for the property -- the city agreement lets Buffalo continue trucking snow to the site.

"The City of Buffalo's Department of Public Works, the  Division of Streets and Sanitation, reserves the right to continue to use the site for snow storage," states the designated developer agreement.

One ran, three walked
Delaware Councilman Joel Feroleto honored Jim Cielencki at Tuesday's Council meeting for his recent running accomplishment: He ran up and down every street in Buffalo to prepare for this weekend's Buffalo marathon for a total of 866 miles.

Not to be outdone, North District Councilman Joe Golombek honored Christopher Cooke, Joe Cooke and Jason Rogers, who recently walked across the country -- from Buffalo to Los Angeles.

"While Delaware might have run 866 miles, North walked 2,700 miles," Golombek  said.

Fruit Belt parking update
Council President Darius Pridgen says he got word that the Fruit Belt residential parking permit bills were released from both the Senate and Assembly committees, so that gives the bills a chance for a floor vote in each chamber. Assembly approval is virtually assured. It's the Senate where the bill got squashed  last year.

Today's calendar events

  • Zoning Board meets this afternoon.

In today's Buffalo News and BuffaloNews.com, my colleague Jonathan Epstein and I have story on the Canadian developer's Central Terminal neighborhood revitalization plan.

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