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Plans for a new 39-unit microapartment building on the West Side got the regulatory go-ahead Monday, after a radical redesign by the architect aimed at soothing the concerns of a couple whose house will be surrounded by the new project. The Buffalo Planning Board approved the proposal by Anthony LoRusso's APL Property Group to construct a four-story building at 129 West…

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Most of the windows and balconies that would have overlooked a neighbor's backyard have been dropped from an apartment building planned for Buffalo's West Side. But the neighbor, who complained that the balconies and windows would have allowed tenants to peer into their backyard, said the changes to the design of the 39-unit building aren't enough. "We're opposed to …

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Former judge-turned-developer Anthony LoRusso's plan to construct a new 39-unit microapartment building on West Avenue has to overcome one key obstacle before it's likely to proceed. The couple whose home it would surround doesn't like it. LoRusso, a former City Court judge who later turned to real estate, wants to erect his new Campus West project at 129 West, with …

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Former judge Anthony P. LoRusso is taking a second stab at affordable housing on Buffalo's West Side – with a new proposal for a 39-unit apartment building around the corner from his first project. LoRusso's APL Property Group seeks city approval to construct a four-story building at 129 West Ave., with one-bedroom apartments priced at what LoRusso termed an "affordable…