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A suburban Rochester nonprofit that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities had hoped to be well on its way to converting a former Buffalo school into 46 units of affordable housing, after getting approval for the project last December. Instead, CDS Monarch, of Webster, was back before the Buffalo Planning Board Monday to obtain a one-year extensi…

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Construction is now underway on a senior housing and healthcare project on the city's East Side. The project also takes the Westminster Settlement House, originally built in 1893, and converts it into a community service facility for both residents and the community. The Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers kicked off construction Friday on its Westminster Comm…

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The developers of the proposed Elmwood Crossing project at the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo campus are nearing an agreement with a nonprofit firm that will handle the affordable housing component of the $100 million project. Amy Nagy, director of development for Sinatra & Co. Real Estate, would not identify the organization until an agreement is…

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After six years of discussions, planning and finally construction, People Inc. on Monday formally opened its new $11.6 million senior housing project at Gates Circle, with 37 new affordable apartments on part of the former Millard Fillmore Hospital site. Located on an unused former parking lot at 637 Linwood Ave., at the corner of Lafayette Avenue, the three-story red b…

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A pair of downstate developers joined with state housing officials on Thursday to mark the reopening of a pair of renovated, affordable senior housing developments in Buffalo's Black Rock and Broadway-Fillmore neighborhoods, following more than $25 million of work. The Riverview Manor and Piotr Stadnitski Gardens apartments – both redone after the rehab effort – feature…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. on Friday completed its $2.325 million purchase of a downtown parking lot between the Central Library and the bus terminal that is slated to become the site of a $50 million affordable housing building with a fresh-foods market and wholesale store. The Buffalo-based developer bought the 375-space parking lot at 201 Ellicott St., capping off a…

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Developer Rocco Termini has followed through with his threat of legal action over the loss of a downtown parking lot, filing a lawsuit against the city and Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. in an effort to block the project. Termini – through his Signature Development Buffalo LLC and seven entities at his Hotel @ the Lafayette – sued Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, the city's P…

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The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday will hold public hearings on proposals to convert existing former manufacturing facilities on the East Side and in the Old First Ward into apartments and commercial space, alongside a handful of other development projects up for review. Developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots are seeking to renovate the 175,000-square-foot former Barc…

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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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More than three decades after a devastating fire destroyed the third floor of a Massachusetts Avenue building, a partnership between two West Side nonprofits is bringing the building back to life – with a rebuilt third floor, affordable housing and a community hub aimed specifically at the area's refugee population. PUSH Buffalo and the WASH Project – with significant f…

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Change is coming to Jefferson Avenue. Nonprofit People Inc. and developers Nick Sinatra and David Pawlik on Wednesday formally kicked off construction on their $31 million project to create affordable and supportive housing on the East Side, with local, state and federal politicians touting the venture as a significant piece of the area's revitalization. The proposed…

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Architect-turned-developer Hormoz Mansouri is hoping to bowl over city planners with a new proposal for a five-story mixed-use project on land just east of Main Street and the Metro Rail line. Mansouri, president of EI Team, wants to tear down a vacant old bowling alley near the former Central Park Plaza, and replace it with a U-shaped building, with a combination of ap…

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Social services agency People Inc. has acquired a former North Tonawanda public school, with plans to turn it into affordable housing, including a component for disabled individuals with traumatic brain injuries. The Amherst-based nonprofit paid $625,000 for the 40,263-square-foot former Grant Elementary School, buying it from the North Tonawanda City School District, a…

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A planned new affordable housing project on Jefferson Avenue is moving forward, after the nonprofit agency sponsoring the project took possession of a dozen properties from the developer who owned them. People Inc. is working with developers Nick Sinatra and David Pawlik on a $31.1 million plan to build two three-story residential buildings with 89 apartments, to be loc…

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A strange thing happened on Buffalo's West Side this week: One of the city's leading advocates for affordable housing celebrated a high-end apartment project. That's because the Rochester developer behind the $25 million project to construct a 10-story apartment building overlooking the Niagara River agreed to set aside nearly 15 percent of the 95 units for low-income t…