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Efforts to complete the second half of a major Northland Corridor project took a step forward when the Erie County Industrial Development Agency approved a package of tax breaks for the renovation, upgrading and equipping of the building. ECIDA gave its assent to $1.94 million in additional sales tax savings, on top of $2.32 million it already granted for the first phas…

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

Rich Products Corp. is considering how to get more involved in the redevelopment of Niagara Street. The Buffalo-based maker of Coffee Rich and other nondairy products re-acquired its former Buffalo plant property earlier this year, and is now seeking permission from the city Preservation Board to demolish the old buildings on the site. The 3.67-acre property is located …

Business

The local developers seeking to renovate the historic former Pierce Arrow Administration Building and a related warehouse in North Buffalo are now seeking tax breaks to help the $34.5 million project succeed. Dr. Gregory F. Daniel's Nidus Development and investor Joseph Hecht plan to turn the largely vacant, 190,000-square-foot complex into apartments, a restaurant and …

Buffalo

The next phase of the redevelopment of the former Central Park Plaza into the new Highland Park residential community is poised to begin, as the Elim Community Development Corp. of Buffalo and Belmont Housing Resources for WNY received city approval this week to divide the site where they will construct a 30-unit affordable townhouse development. The developers want to …

Buffalo

The student-housing developers behind a new planned project at Main Street and Hertel Avenue have been eyeing Buffalo for more than five years because, they say, it's been underserved by outside companies and much of what exists right now is not good quality. David Freeman, owner of Provo, Utah-based DFFusion Investments, said there's a need for better residential optio…

Buffalo

A lack of enough sideyard setback caused a minor setback for a proposed new five-unit apartment building on Linwood Avenue, as a newly discovered need for a zoning variance meant the Buffalo Planning Board could not approve a project its members otherwise liked. Jesse Hawker of East Amherst plans to construct a three-story building on a quarter-acre lot at 295 Linwood, …

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Months after demolishing a historic former multifamily home on the site, the owner of a Linwood Avenue property now wants to erect a new three-story wood-frame apartment house in its place, with five new upscale units. Jesse Hawker of East Amherst, who purchased the property out of foreclosure last December, is seeking Buffalo Planning Board approval to construct the 7,…

Buffalo

Glendale Development, an apartment development and management firm owned by Matthew Cherry, is wrapping up work on the conversion of a former warehouse on Barker Street into the new Nickel City Lofts, now slated to open this summer. The Tonawanda-based company, which acquired what was a two-story vacant building from Daniel A. Schwartz in March 2016, converted the 34,20…

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High school students at Western New York Maritime Charter School will get a new home alongside the middle school in South Buffalo after the Buffalo Planning Board Monday night approved a major expansion of the school's new building. The nautically themed school is working with Ellicott Development Co. to build a three-story classroom building and athletic facility on th…

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LPCiminelli received Buffalo Planning Board approval Monday night for the second phase of its Highland Park Village project to convert the 27.1-acre former Central Park Plaza just east of Main Street into a new residential community. The construction contractor-turned-developer plans to build another 123 residential units just east of Holden Street, on the south side of…

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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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Lancaster developer Bill Severyn is revising his proposal for six new three-story attached town houses near Kleinhans Music Hall after neighbors rose up in opposition at a Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing. Severyn Development wants to construct the 12,000-square foot project on a vacant 0.18-acre lot at 390 Jersey St., at the corner of 14th Street. Each of the …

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A Lancaster developer is planning to build six new three-story attached town houses on a vacant lot near Kleinhans Music Hall. Bill Severyn's Severyn Development wants to construct the 12,000-square foot project on a 0.18-acre parcel at 390 Jersey St., at the corner of 14th Street. Each of the town houses in the Residences at 14th Street would total 2,253 square feet in…

Construction and Growth

Until recently, anyone looking at One Seneca Tower from outside could be excused for wondering just how much construction was actually happening. Crews had erected the steel frame of a pair of new retail buildings on the plaza level, and various pieces of equipment or vacuum tubes could occasionally be seen on the site. But there was little other visible evidence of pro…