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An East Side construction contractor that has long owned a warehouse on Jefferson Avenue is seeking to convert part of his property to more permanent office space for his business and other subcontractors. Michael R. Brundige, owner of MRBS Inc., has been using a warehouse at 1559 Jefferson Ave. for storage and other purposes, but now plans to renovate it and a rear cot…

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Hormoz Mansouri has wanted to do something big with a property he has owned for more than 13 years on Buffalo's East Side. Now he's going to get his chance. Mansouri, owner of architectural and development firm EI Team, received approval from the Buffalo Planning Board Monday night to construct a five-story apartment building with ground-floor retail shops near the form…

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Washington developer Douglas Jemal can move ahead with his latest facade renovation and addition at One Seneca Tower, after the Buffalo Planning Board approved his proposal Monday night. Jemal's Douglas Development Corp. is adding a one-story building on the southeastern corner of the plaza, creating another 20,144 square feet of commercial office space, while extending…

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Ellicott Development Co. expects to break ground by late fall on the newest phase of its redevelopment of the St. Paul Mall campus north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, after the Buffalo Planning Board Monday approved the $40 million project. The Buffalo-based developer wants to construct a new nine-story building at 1091 Main St., with a six-story parking ramp a…

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Less than a month after getting city approval for the last set of changes to his One Seneca Tower project, developer Douglas Jemal is coming back for yet another addition and facade improvement – this time to the corner of Exchange and Washington streets. Jemal's Douglas Development Corp. is proposing a one-story addition on the southeastern corner of the tower's plaza,…

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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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The owner of the Silo City complex along the Buffalo River is partnering with a Florida developer to turn the peninsula of old grain silos and warehouses into a residential and artistic community. Miami-based Generation Development Group – led by managing principals Marvin Wilmoth and Anthony Ceroy – is working with Rigidized Metals Corp. CEO Rick Smith on a plan to con…

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Not content with its new six-story medical office building and the renovation of Our Lady of Lourdes Church near downtown Buffalo, Ellicott Development Co. is now planning a nine-story building on a surface parking lot next door. The $30 million project at 1091 Main St. calls for a parking structure for 431 vehicles, plus a 104-room extended-stay hotel and 12,000 square…

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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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After years of planning – and weeks of debate – Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. Monday won the green light from the city for its plans for a new fresh foods market and more than 200 affordable apartments on a city-owned parking lot in Buffalo. The Buffalo Planning Board unanimously backed the proposal by the Buffalo developer to construct a 220,000-square-foot complex of tw…

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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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Developer Douglas Jemal's remake of One Seneca Tower keeps evolving. Jemal's plan now includes a new bar and outside courtyard area on the exterior plaza along Seneca Street, a transformation of the tower lobby, and another proposed addition on the south side along Upper Terrace. Jemal, owner of Douglas Development Corp., is spending more than $120 million to redevel…

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You won't find Ottawa Street on any Buffalo road map, but the paper roadway could derail plans to turn the old barcalounger factory on Louisiana Street into offices and apartments. Developers Karl Frizlen and partner Jason Yots of Common Bond Real Estate want to renovate the 175,000-square-foot former Barcalo Manufacturing Co. building at 175-245 Louisiana St. into 119 …

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Two parking lots and a delayed affordable housing project won approval by the city Planning Board Monday night – even after a neighbor objected to one of the lots because a cement block wall would be too close to her property. Rocco Termini's Signature Development Buffalo received the green light to pave the property at 125 Chandler St. – where he previously demolished …

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Duff's Famous Wings may be on its way to Elmwood Avenue. The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday night urged the Common Council to grant a special-use permit to enable Sinatra & Company Real Estate to renovate the former Casa-Di-Pizza at 471 Elmwood so that the Amherst wings restaurant can set up shop. No changes are planned to the building's exterior, but plans do …