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After years of planning – and weeks of debate – Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. Monday won the green light from the city for its plans for a new fresh foods market and more than 200 affordable apartments on a city-owned parking lot in Buffalo. The Buffalo Planning Board unanimously backed the proposal by the Buffalo developer to construct a 220,000-square-foot complex of tw…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.'s proposal for a new affordable housing complex and fresh foods market in downtown Buffalo took a major step forward Monday night, after the city Planning Board determined that the project would not cause any harm to the environment, the neighborhood around it or the city's land-use plan. The board's action – over the strenuous objections of …

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After more than two years of planning, Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. is taking the first steps toward obtaining city approval for its proposed affordable apartment building and fresh-foods market in downtown Buffalo. The Buffalo-based developer is planning to construct a 220,000-square-foot complex of two buildings on a 2.5-acre city-owned parking lot, located at 201 Elli…

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Tops Markets won't be coming to downtown Buffalo after all. But Hamburg produce market operator Braymiller Market will. In a major change in plans for a major Ellicott Street project, the small Southtowns market known for selling fresh produce and specialty food items is replacing the Williamsville-based grocery chain as the anchor retailer for a new $50 million constru…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. has modified its proposal for redeveloping a downtown parking lot on Ellicott Street, shifting its concept from a higher-end retail and residential complex with underground parking to affordable housing with a less formal fresh food market. That marks a major shift in the style of the multi-story project, although it still includes apartments…

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking for public comments on proposed brownfield cleanup plans for two pending development projects, one on the West Side and one in downtown Buffalo. Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. has proposed construction of an 18-story apartment, office and retail complex on a 2.5-acre site at 201 Ellicott St., between the Buffalo …

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It's been more than two years since Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. was selected in February 2016 as the designated developer for a vacant parking lot on Ellicott Street. The city-owned lot, sandwiched between the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and the bus terminal, had been identified by the Brown administration as ideal for a project to bring more residential un…