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Work likely to begin in mid-2018 on Elim townhouses

Construction on 30 townhouses on part of the former Central Park Plaza site will likely get underway by the middle of next year, now that the Buffalo Planning Board has approved the proposal.

Elim Christian Fellowship's Elim Community Development Corp. and Belmont Housing Resources have teamed up to construct the affordable-housing complex of five two-story buildings at 129 Holden Ave. The site, just east of Main Street, is next to the larger Highland Park Village development that LPCiminelli and Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. are developing.

Elim bought the property from LPCiminelli, which retained the right to approve the layout of Elim's $8 million project to ensure that the design of the new townhouses would match the construction underway at Highland Park.

Construction will begin in mid- to late 2018, and would take about 12 months for completion. Belmont will manage the project during the first four or five years, while training and mentoring Elim staff to take over management.

30 townhomes planned near old Central Park Plaza site

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