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While some of the region's biggest development projects have already wrapped up, there's no shortage of new construction and renovation activity heading toward completion in 2019 and beyond. The last few years have seen work completed on large-scale projects as HarborCenter at Canalside, RiverBend in South Buffalo, the Delaware North Building at 250 Delaware, and the ne…

Buffalo

A group of nine real estate investors led by architect Steven Carmina and developer Roger Trettel are hoping to get tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to help them turn six vacant properties in the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor into a mixed-use project. The group, dubbed Michigan Broadway, plans to convert four buildings o…

Buffalo

The Buffalo Planning Board Monday extinguished a controversial proposal by six friends to convert an historic former Jersey Street firehouse near Kleinhans Music Hall into a microbrewery and restaurant. The group, Project X Holdings, wanted to renovate the vacant firehouse at 310 Jersey into a mixed-use concept with a 74-seat restaurant and brewery on the ground floor a…

Buffalo

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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Rocco Termini is very worried. For the past 10 years, the Buffalo developer has made a name for himself by successfully transforming vacant commercial and industrial buildings into lively residential, hotel and office projects. From his Hotel @ The Lafayette and Warehouse Lofts downtown to his cluster of apartment buildings and business incubators in North Buffalo, T…

Buffalo

Developer Rocco Termini is pursuing a third business incubator on Chandler Street in North Buffalo, this time targeting a group of food-related businesses, even as he's still finishing up work on his first two projects on the street. Termini, who is known for his adaptive reuses of old commercial and industrial buildings in Buffalo, wants to convert a pair of warehouses…

Amherst

Century-old wood-paneled walls, with a quotation etched in one of them. Historic fireplaces and built-in bookcases. Skylights from 120 years ago, and leaded glass windows. These are among the more unusual features in the newly completed Cathedral Commons apartments on Pearl Street in downtown Buffalo. Now the interim dean and rector of St. Paul's Cathedral acro…

Buffalo

For more than 100 years, since the days of horse-drawn carriages, Buffalo firefighters emerged from a historic firehouse on Jersey Street to fight blazes on the city's West Side. The bells have been silent for more than 20 years, ever since the station was closed as part of a fire department consolidation in 1997. But they may soon be ringing out something new: last cal…

Most real estate developers like to hold big grand-opening ceremonies -- complete with politicians -- when they wrap up a new building project.  But it's not very often that they also take the time to produce a video that not only touts their own development project, but also the city at large. That's what Jake Schneider did when he unveiled his latest historic renovation…