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Almost two months after neighborhood resistance prompted it to pull back on its plan for a new day care and medical clinic on Riley Street, the Community Action Organization is back with the same proposal – but in a different location. This time, the nonprofit wants to put it exactly where local residents told them to. https://buffalonews.com/2018/07/30/community-act…

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The acquisition and relocation of a Vermont company has prompted Graphic Controls to seek a major expansion of its Exchange Street operations to accommodate its growth. The Buffalo-based maker of recording equipment, charts and ink wants to add a 30,000-square-foot building at 400 Exchange St. to provide it with more warehouse and distribution space. That's needed as th…

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A strange thing happened on Buffalo's West Side this week: One of the city's leading advocates for affordable housing celebrated a high-end apartment project. That's because the Rochester developer behind the $25 million project to construct a 10-story apartment building overlooking the Niagara River agreed to set aside nearly 15 percent of the 95 units for low-income t…

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A husband-and-wife team with a specialty clothing and accessories boutique store on Hertel Avenue is expanding into a broader "industrial artisan" workspace on Military Road, using a $25,000 grant it received as a finalist in the Ignite Buffalo competition in early July. Jodi Drew and Christopher Galley, owners of Spoke & Dagger Co. at 1434 Hertel, want to relocate …

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An East Side religious congregation founded by Burmese refugees won city approval this week to construct an assembly hall to accommodate weddings, fellowship events and other programs for its growing membership. The Karen Baptist Church plans to erect a 2,800-square-foot brick-faced wood building on part of its 1.08-acre property at 3012 Bailey Ave., at the corner of Ha…

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The Buffalo Planning Board gave its backing to plans by billionaire philanthropist Jeffrey Gundlach to construct a caretaker's residence and garage behind his new Buffalo home. The investment manager and founder of DoubleLine Capital – who donated $52.5 million to his hometown's Albright-Knox Art Gallery – wants to knock down an old garage in the back of his property at…

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Uniland Development Company easily won approval Monday for a new townhouse project on the site of the former Park Lane Restaurant at Gates Circle, especially after gaining the support of a neighborhood group known for opposing large-scale redevelopment projects. The Amherst-based developer, which bought and cleared the site after the prominent business closed in 2007, w…

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The Community Action Organization was all set to pursue its plans for an expanded Head Start day care operation and medical clinic on Riley Street. Then it met the neighbors last Thursday at a community meeting. "There was quite a bit of opposition to our plan, not the plan in general, but the location of the plan," said Jeffrey Hazel of Silvestri Architects, who is …

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After four years of back-and-forth negotiation with neighbors and multiple revisions, Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. on Monday evening finally won city approval for its new West End townhomes at Waterfront Village. Despite vocal and organized opposition from residents in three of the existing Waterfront Village developments, the board unanimously backed the developer's $20…

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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday evening approved a $25 million project to construct a 10-story, mixed-use building on Niagara Street that includes affordable housing alongside market-rate apartments, streetfront retail space and parking. Andrew Crossed's Park Grove Realty of Rochester is working with Buffalo's Roger Trettel to convert a blighted, vacant two-story struct…

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Just three years after opening, an East Side church whose members come from Buffalo's Burmese refugee community wants to build a new structure on its Bailey Avenue property to accommodate weddings, fellowship events and other programs for its membership. The Buffalo Karen Baptist Church, located at 3021 Bailey, is seeking Buffalo Planning Board approval on Monday for a …

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Not satisfied with just donating a record amount of money to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, philanthropist Jeffrey Gundlach now wants to live near it. The billionaire investment manager, who owns a $15 million estate in the Pacific Palisades of Los Angeles, will use a 5,204-square-foot mansion at 76 Lincoln Parkway as his home when in town. Gundlach bought the 0.41-a…

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The region could be getting another Tim Hortons. Ellicott Development Co. wants to build a 9,336-square-foot mixed-use building with a Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop on the eastern edge of downtown Buffalo. The two-thirds-acre site, at 474 Michigan, is at the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue and William Street, and has been vacant for nearly 20 years. The planne…

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One of Buffalo's two startup cat lounges is hoping it won't need nine lives to win city approval. Jessica Brandon is seeking a special-use permit for a tavern and outdoor dining from the Buffalo Common Council to permit her to open up Purrfect Cafe & Gallery at 1507 Hertel Ave., with a sidewalk patio. The restaurant, which would be located in one half of the buil…

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City officials this month will review plans by the Community Action Organization to relocate and expand a Head Start program while also setting up a new primary-care doctor's office on the vacant site of the former Deaconess Hospital. The nonprofit wants to construct a new building at 563 Riley St. that would include a 34,000-square-foot early childhood facility and a 4…