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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. has modified its proposal for redeveloping a downtown parking lot on Ellicott Street, shifting its concept from a higher-end retail and residential complex with underground parking to affordable housing with a less formal fresh food market. That marks a major shift in the style of the multi-story project, although it still includes apartments…

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Just over a month after approving plans for Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.'s West End townhome project at Waterfront Village, city officials are now considering whether to sell the developer the land it needs – but at a bargain-basement price. At the recommendation of the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, the Buffalo Common Council is reviewing a request to approve the sale to…

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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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Two big development projects at Gates Circle and Waterfront Village received key variances from the Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals, enabling them to proceed toward final approval, but a third one in the Elmwood Village was shot down amid neighborhood and political opposition. The board backed variance requests for townhouse projects by Uniland Development Co. on the Pa…

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Fifteen feet. That's about the length of the conference room table that the Buffalo Planning Board sits around. And that's all that may separate Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. from its opponents over the developer's scaled-back plan for its new Waterfront Village residential project. After four years of design work and revisions, negotiations with the city and discussio…

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A pair of downstate affordable housing specialists have acquired two low-income senior housing complexes in Buffalo for more than $8 million from the holding company for the estate of Frank L. Ciminelli. RM & PSG Housing Development Fund Corp. and RM & PSG LLC on Monday paid $4.4 million for the Niagara River Basin Apartments at 24 Hertel Ave. and another $4 mil…

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking for public comments on proposed brownfield cleanup plans for two pending development projects, one on the West Side and one in downtown Buffalo. Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. has proposed construction of an 18-story apartment, office and retail complex on a 2.5-acre site at 201 Ellicott St., between the Buffalo …

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The last of three Elmwood Village properties that Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. had put up for sale several months ago near the site of its proposed residential development project has finally been sold. A Watertown investment group bought the apartment building at 588 Potomac Ave. from Ciminelli for $250,000. The group, M&V Ventures, is registered to Michael Yonkovig…

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As work continues on the first phase of the new Highland Park Village in Buffalo, LPCiminelli is now poised to start the second phase of the project, pending city approval. The developer – owned by Louis Ciminelli – is planning to construct another 123 residential units just east of Holden Street, on the south side of part of the newly rebuilt Chalmers Avenue. It's work…

Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. next month will complete the previously announced move of its headquarters from its longtime offices in Amherst to Fountain Plaza in Buffalo. As of June 4, the firm will occupy 25,000 square feet on the fifth floor and half of the fourth floor of 50 Fountain Plaza, vacating the space at 350 Essjay Road in its Centerpointe Corporate Park. T…