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Erie County

Drivers on the I-290, you're not seeing things. One of your landmarks disappeared today. The Town of Tonawanda's Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome was deflated Wednesday morning in order for a new dome to be installed. The landmark visible to thousands of drivers each day is getting an upgrade, a central part of a major, $2 million reconstruction to the facility. The curre…

Buffalo

Buffalo City Mission CEO Stuart Harper looked skyward and thought, "it's really real" as a tall crane lifted a long, white steel beam from ground level to four stories up, representing the final, ceremonial piece in the infrastructure that will become an expanded mission. Community leaders gathered Tuesday morning at 100 East Tupper St. to see the construction milestone…

Local News

A third construction project is coming out of hibernation. As has been the case with construction work on the Skyway and the I-290 that has recently been restarted, slowdowns will also return on the I-90 just southeast of the Buffalo city limits. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will announce today that construction is scheduled to resume this week on the New York State Thruway …

Erie County

As the saying goes, there are two seasons: winter and construction. Western New York is transitioning from one to the other. The New York State Department of Transportation, which recently announced the return of Skyway construction, on Wednesday announced that bridge work on the I-290 in the Town of Tonawanda will return Tuesday. Key things for motorists to know:…

Business

United Materials, a supplier of ready-mix concrete, aggregates and building materials, now belongs to one of the world's largest cement companies. The Depew-based company is now part of Votorantim Cimentos North America, which supplies building materials to the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada. Terms of the acquisition, which was completed March 8, wer…

Business

A coalition of business executives and contractors is calling for a change in the state's "scaffold law," covering liability for falls on construction sites. The group, including Unshackle Upstate, the Buffalo Construction Exchange and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, on Friday called for changing the law's "absolute" liability requirement to "comparative" liability. Th…

Business

While some of the region's biggest development projects have already wrapped up, there's no shortage of new construction and renovation activity heading toward completion in 2019 and beyond. The last few years have seen work completed on large-scale projects as HarborCenter at Canalside, RiverBend in South Buffalo, the Delaware North Building at 250 Delaware, and the ne…

Buffalo

Barbara Maynor loves almost everything about her new home, with one rather large exception: The 7,000 tons of dirt and crushed concrete on land behind the Canterbury Woods development at Gates Circle. Maynor and her husband were among the first to move into the senior community when it opened on Delaware Avenue more than a year ago. They say they love their new apart…

Buffalo

Nardin Academy's hopes for quick approval for its proposed new gym and health center were dashed Monday, as the Buffalo Planning Board tabled the proposal for two weeks after a few area residents voiced concerns the private Catholic school wasn't being respectful of the neighborhood. The school at 135 Cleveland Ave. wants to construct a two-story rear addition, with a h…

Business

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Thursday selected a Rochester-based construction management firm to oversee a $52.6 million expansion project at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The Pike Company Inc., whose Buffalo office is led by Tim Vaeth, will manage the project that includes the addition of two buildings with 54,000 square feet of space, as well…

Buffalo

It's no surprise to John Manns that the new Colvin Estates homes that his company built in North Buffalo have sold quickly. But the executive at Marrano Homes said he was astonished at how high the prices went, and at who was buying them: millennials, many coming from the suburbs and some paying as much as $500,000. "I wasn't expecting it to go that high," Manns said…

Buffalo

Tuesday was the first day of school for many students throughout Western New York, but it was also the first day for an entire school building in North Buffalo. Tapestry Charter School, one of the region's oldest charter schools, officially opened its new elementary school building on its expanding campus, welcoming 394 children in grades K-5 to the shiny new facilities…

Business

The Webb family of Mayville is about to have an even higher profile on Chautauqua Lake. The Webbs, owners of Webb's Captain's Table and Webb's Cottage Collection, announced plans Wednesday to construct a luxury condominium resort hotel along the lake shore. The Lodge at Chautauqua Lake would combine the features and amenities of a high-end hotel with the ownership assoc…

Business

Jon M. Williams pictures a future with construction equipment operating quietly and cleanly on job sites. Now he has to persuade the companies that make equipment like excavators to buy into his "Green Machine" concept, powered by lithium-ion batteries instead of diesel fuel. If Williams succeeds, a former auto parts plant on the East Side will be the hub for produci…

Buffalo

Construction crews are removing the extra two Metro Rail station shelters at Canalside, as part of the plan to restore car traffic to that portion of Main Street, now that the workers and utility companies have completed their excavation of test pits to identify where underground utility connections are. The Canalside station has long had double stops on each side of th…