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Two proposed medical buildings on Elmwood Avenue in North Buffalo received zoning variances from the Green Code this week, advancing projects by Uniland Development Co. and Caliber Brokerage. The Zoning Board of Appeals approved requests related to front setback and parking for Uniland's plan to convert an abandoned one-story warehouse at 766 Hertel, by rehabbing the ex…

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Just when Anthony LoRusso thought he was done with city approvals for his Campus West project, here comes another one. LoRusso, whose Campus West housing project is under construction, is coming back to the city's Zoning Board of Appeals next week for a pair of variances from the Green Code. The project at 129 West Ave. had already been approved – including with vari…

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A former judge turned real estate developer has been given the green light to break ground later this week on his newest apartment project – a 48-unit complex on the West Side – after a public hearing on revisions to the plan drew no response from the public Monday and was unanimously approved by the Buffalo Planning Board. Anthony P. LoRusso Friday announced plans to s…

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Developer Douglas Jemal's latest plan to expand One Seneca Tower's massive concrete design won approval from the Buffalo Planning Board Monday night, while Ellicott Development Co. got the go-ahead for a long-delayed new warehouse on Dingens Street. Jemal received approval in January for an addition and facade improvements to the west side of the tower complex's plaza l…

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Nearly four years after it received approval the first time for a new industrial warehouse that never got built, Ellicott Development Co. is bringing back its Dingens Street proposal for the city's consideration – with a few changes. The Buffalo-based developer wants to put up a 90,207-square-foot, single-story warehouse at 246 Dingens, at the corner of James E. Casey D…

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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…