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So much for roots and history. Citing deteriorating and dangerous conditions, Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. wants to demolish the three remaining structures on the East Side industrial property where the family's construction business got its start. The Buffalo-based developer owned by Paul Ciminelli sought Buffalo Preservation Board approval last week to take down the…

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A small family-owned development group that agreed in March to buy five Elmwood Avenue buildings – including the former home of J.P. Bullfeathers restaurant – has now closed on that purchase, clearing the way for a four-story apartment project. Whitesand Family LP, through Whitesand Elmwood LLC, paid $2 million to buy 1006-1028 Elmwood from Elmwood Bidwell Redevelopment…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. formally kicked off construction on its new West End townhouse project in the Waterfront Village on Thursday – in the middle of a steady rainstorm, following a deluge the night before. The previous day had been warm and sunny, while the forecast for Friday was also clear. But CEO Paul Ciminelli had good reasons for his choice. "It’s kind o…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. is making waves in eastern Massachusetts, with the first of what it says will be many purchases in the Boston marketplace. The Buffalo-based developer and property manager paid $6.5 million for a 61,177-square-foot office and laboratory building in Marlborough, Mass., just outside Boston. Located at 33 Locke Drive, the building is 95% leased,…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. will kick off construction on its new West End townhouse project in the Waterfront Village on Thursday, bringing 20 new for-sale residential units to one of the last remaining large parcels in that neighborhood. The Buffalo-based developer will start the first phase of work on the $20 million project, which was approved by the city in July 20…

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Two major Western New York developers that won approval for projects earlier this year have now tweaked them to address concerns that had been raised by critics. Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. had received clearance from the city in May to proceed with its affordable housing and urban market at 201 Ellicott St. The project, consisting primarily of a five-story section and …

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. has received state approval to begin marketing its new waterfront town home condominiums for sale to the public, at prices starting at $850,000. On Lakefront Boulevard in the Waterfront Village community, the West End luxury project will sit on a 2.4-acre L-shaped parcel that is one of the last significant buildable waterfront properties in the …

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The developer who sued the city and a rival over the future of a downtown parking lot slated for a new housing development and urban grocery has agreed to drop the litigation, according to documents filed in State Supreme Court in Erie County. Signature Development Buffalo LLC's Rocco Termini sued the City of Buffalo and Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. in June, in a bid to …

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The owner of a Buffalo construction company – who planned four years ago to build a large warehouse on Dingens Street but never followed through – is now proposing a much smaller project at the same site near the Cheektowaga line. James Panepinto's Pinto Construction Services is proposing to construct a multi-bay garage structure at the rear of the 13.2-acre property at…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. on Friday completed its $2.325 million purchase of a downtown parking lot between the Central Library and the bus terminal that is slated to become the site of a $50 million affordable housing building with a fresh-foods market and wholesale store. The Buffalo-based developer bought the 375-space parking lot at 201 Ellicott St., capping off a…

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Ka-ching! The city of Buffalo has reaped nearly $4 million from a series of recent real estate sales involving a former city parking ramp, a former East Side public school and a vacant parcel of land in the Waterfront Village. They are among a host of deals - along with the earlier sale of Buffalo Police headquarters to developer Douglas Jemal that have been underway…

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A state judge declined to issue an immediate order blocking the sale of a city-owned parking lot in downtown Buffalo to Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. for a redevelopment project, rejecting the arguments by rival developer Rocco Termini that the loss of the parking posed an imminent threat to his Hotel @ the Lafayette and other businesses. But State Supreme Court Justice E…

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Developer Rocco Termini has followed through with his threat of legal action over the loss of a downtown parking lot, filing a lawsuit against the city and Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. in an effort to block the project. Termini – through his Signature Development Buffalo LLC and seven entities at his Hotel @ the Lafayette – sued Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, the city's P…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. is under legal fire over a major abandoned project in the Elmwood Village, as former property owner Donald J. and Lori Leone are suing to force the developer to finish paying off a property purchase. The Leones, who live in Florida, are accusing Ciminelli of fraud and breach of trust, claiming the firm refuses to complete the payments that ar…

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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…