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Three days after a state judge threw a monkey wrench into its financing plans, TM Montante Development said it still intends to proceed with its $150 million reuse of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital site – even though it may have to explore other options to cover any gap in cost. "Obviously, we were surprised and disappointed to find out about the cour…

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Elmwood Village Charter School wants to put on a two-story addition to its 40 Days Park building that would be elevated and cantilevered over a parking lot. That would give it more administrative and support space on the first floor, plus three classrooms for music and dance on the second level. The overhang would serve as a covered porch for children waiting for pic…

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Growing enrollment and a full waiting list at two campuses are prompting the Elmwood Village Charter School to expand its main site on Days Park just west of downtown Buffalo. The 700-student charter school is proposing a two-story addition to its building at 40 Days Park, with the upper level cantilevering out over the front parking lot. That will add three administrat…

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TM Montante Development is bringing its second project in the redevelopment of the former Millard Fillmore Hospital site at Gates Circle to the city for formal review – a plan to turn a former medical office building a block away from the circle into residential and retail space. The Tonawanda-based developer wants to convert the vacant 50,100-square-foot building at 12…

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The developers behind the planned $120 million conversion of the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo campus into Elmwood Crossing are hoping to be underway with significant construction on multiple projects next year, a senior official with one of the companies said Monday. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Ellicott Development Co. are already proceedi…

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A suburban Rochester nonprofit that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities had hoped to be well on its way to converting a former Buffalo school into 46 units of affordable housing, after getting approval for the project last December. Instead, CDS Monarch, of Webster, was back before the Buffalo Planning Board Monday to obtain a one-year extensi…

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Uzo Ihenko wants to boost an East Side neighborhood by renovating a century-old industrial complex on Broadway into a mixed-use project with workforce housing and commercial space. But he's finding it a lot harder to make the parking work. Ihenko – who owns Uzo 1 International Ltd. and Broadway Development & Management Group – wants to convert the former Ace Prin…

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Timothy Leboeuf is learning some valuable lessons in how not to handle development in a historic, low-income neighborhood like Buffalo's Fruit Belt. First rule: The fear of gentrification is real, it's strong, and it's not to be taken lightly. Leboeuf is facing opposition from Fruit Belt residents and citywide community activists to his $25 million proposal for a 131…

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What a difference two months and a summertime walk can make. The Severyn brothers left the city Planning Board in late July feeling frustrated after resistance from the community and board members left their proposed Symphony Row town home project in limbo. But on Monday night, the pair emerged from the same board not only victorious in winning the board's support bu…

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Canalside – Buffalo's largely flat waterfront attraction – is now going vertical. It's also about to get a lot more crowded. A planned roundhouse carousel building and the first new residential project at Canalside are poised to get the go-ahead from state officials when the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. meets on Oct. 15. The two designs for the Buffalo Heri…

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Developer Nick Sinatra's planned $21 million Canalside project and a new $5.3 million roundhouse building for a historic waterfront carousel are poised for final approvals later this month, after the Buffalo Planning Board on Monday night gave its assent to the designs that were already developed in conjunction with the state. The panel recommended approval by the Erie …

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Two major new Canalside projects that would bring $26.3 million in investment and three buildings to Canalside are poised for city approval as soon as next Monday. The Buffalo Planning Board will review the proposed $5.3 million Buffalo Heritage Carousel and KeyBank Roundhouse, as well as Nick Sinatra's planned $21 million Heritage Point mixed-use complex, when it meets…

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A group of home-school parents on Buffalo's East Side won city approval Monday for a proposed new educational hub and neighborhood center. The Planning Board gave the green light to plans by contractor, educator and parent Michael Gainer to build a 6,750-square-foot facility at 16 Southampton St., to serve as a base for the Queen City Home School Collective and the East…

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Officials at D'Youville College hope to start construction on a Health Professions Hub this fall – creating a new home for the school's core academic programs, after the Buffalo Planning Board approved the $25 million project Monday. Plans by CannonDesign for the three-story, 59,860-square-foot facility call for a mixture of uses, with a community clinic operated by Catho…

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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday approved proposals by Frank Chinnici's Legacy Development and by Marrano Homes for construction of seven townhouses in Allentown and 69 new single-family home lots in North Buffalo. Legacy wants to construct the project at 8 St. Louis Place, near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The three-story attached townhouses will each have a on…