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The former owner of Carubba Collision will have his second run-in with the Buffalo Planning Board on Monday – two weeks after emerging from the first with a slight dent, and no success. Joseph Carubba, who had acquired a vacant lot at 295 Linwood Ave., had sought approval to proceed with the prior owner's redevelopment plan for the site, albeit with a modification. He p…

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Jake Schneider's plan to convert the former Community Music School building into the 22-unit Musical Suites apartment project won city Planning Board approval Monday night, after demonstrating that he had done everything possible to work with neighbors whose century-old carriage house is close to the property line on their parcel. Schneider plans to convert the existing…

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The controversial proposal to erect a four-story apartment building with 129 market-rate units on the edge of the historic Fruit Belt neighborhood appears no closer to winning city approval – after critics raised the same objections to a redesigned plan that lowered its height but still exceeded the Green Code. Symphony Management, owned by Timothy LeBoeuf, went back to…

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The new owner of a vacant lot on Linwood Avenue is proceeding with the prior owner's plans for a new three-story apartment building – but now he wants to ezpand the lower unit, so he has his own place to live. That means Joseph Carubba has a scheduled collision with the Buffalo Planning Board first. Carubba bought the quarter-acre site at 295 Linwood from Jesse Hawke…

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Rochester-based Park Grove Realty won city Planning Board approval Monday night for its plan to convert a vacant four-story warehouse in Larkinville into an apartment building. Park Grove is planning to spend $16.5 million to convert the 93,500-square-foot former Iroquois Door Co. manufacturing and distribution center at 619 Exchange St. into 60 market-rate apartments, …

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The Buffalo Planning Board approved a proposal by Elmwood Village Charter School to put a two-story addition onto its building at 40 Days Park, adding three classrooms for music and dance on the second floor while gaining more administrative and support space on the ground level. The proposed addition would be elevated and cantilevered over a parking lot, serving as a c…

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Back to the drawing board – again – for Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Ellicott Development Co. For the second straight month, the duo behind the Elmwood Crossing redevelopment in Buffalo brought one of the smaller components of the overall project to the city Planning Board, only to run headlong into neighborhood opposition over a design that critics labeled as …

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Developer Gerald Buchheit is preparing to seek approval for his revised proposal for the Queen City Landing apartment tower at the Outer Harbor, but first he's hoping to simplify the process by getting the project designated as a planned unit development. Buchheit, who owns the 20-acre peninsula parcel at 975-1005 Fuhrmann Blvd., wants the Common Council to approve a un…

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A four-story warehouse on Exchange Street is poised to become one of the city's newest apartment buildings, if the Buffalo Planning Board approves a Rochester developer's proposed historic renovation of the Larkinville facility. Park Grove Realty is ready to move ahead with a $16.5 million project to convert the 93,500-square-foot former manufacturing and distribution c…

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It's likely the smallest component of the Elmwood Crossing redevelopment project, but the proposed EduKids day care on Hodge Avenue is proving to be a big headache for Nick Sinatra and William Paladino. Elmwood Village neighbors on Monday criticized the redesigned look of the existing building and a proposed addition, calling it "awful" and inconsistent with the neighbo…

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Generation Development Group received the green light from the Buffalo Planning Board Monday to convert a former malthouse at Silo City into 158 apartments and nearly 40,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. The $70 million project by the Miami-based firm – in conjunction with Silo City owner Rick Smith – calls for renovating the vacant American Malting Comp…

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Jake Schneider might be singing a new tune after Monday – after his first attempt at new construction in Buffalo as part of an infill development project ran headlong into an unwelcome crowd. The architect-turned-developer had hoped to win approval from the Buffalo Planning Board for his proposal to convert the Community Music School building at 415 Elmwood into a 22-un…

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The second effort by a developer in recent years to construct a four-story apartment and retail building near Elmwood and Potomac avenues in Buffalo is poised for city review – one of three new Elmwood Village projects that the Buffalo Planning Board will consider Monday, following public hearings. Whitesand Family LP – a family partnership led by Don White and his step…

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A completed application for the revised Queen City Landing complex for Buffalo's Outer Harbor hasn't come before the city Planning Board yet, but opponents of the proposed 20-story project are already firing the first shot across the bow. Developer Gerald Buchheit wants to construct a glass-walled tower with apartments, restaurants and parking on a 20-acre peninsula at …

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Coming soon to a grain silo near you: apartments? Silo City owner Rick Smith and his partners are bringing their redevelopment proposal for the vast complex to city planners Monday, seeking approval to put 158 apartments and nearly 40,000 square feet of commercial space in a former malt house. That would be the first phase in what could be a larger transformation of …