Share this article

print logo
Buffalo

The Buffalo Common Council will review a proposed new restaurant in Allentown, after the city Planning Board Monday night gave its backing to the establishment called A Street Meatball Market. Dennis Glenn and Robert Burns, of A Street Industries in Tonawanda, want to open the 14-person sit-down restaurant and tavern, offering beer and wine sales, at 23 Allen St., conve…

Local News

The company behind a plan to build a truck stop on Grand Island wants residents and officials to focus on the $1.5 million in sales tax revenue and 65 full-time jobs it could generate. But the number that really stood out at a meeting Monday was 200: the number of people who turned out to silently oppose the plan. Even without saying a word, it was clear the crowd in…

Buffalo

A proposed conversion of a historic West Side firehouse into a new brewery and restaurant will have to wait for at least two more weeks, after Buffalo Planning Board members balked Monday at making a recommendation to the Common Council before a final community meeting this week. A group of six young investors known as Project X Holdings wants to renovate the old Jersey…

Buffalo

Former judge Anthony P. LoRusso is taking a second stab at affordable housing on Buffalo's West Side – with a new proposal for a 39-unit apartment building around the corner from his first project. LoRusso's APL Property Group seeks city approval to construct a four-story building at 129 West Ave., with one-bedroom apartments priced at what LoRusso termed an "affordable…

Erie County

Grand Island has a simple message for a company that wants to build a truck stop here: Don't. Different factions on the Town Board this week agreed they did not support plans for a Love's Travel Stop, a national chain truck stop and country store which has proposed plans to build a new location on the north side of Whitehaven Road, west of the I-190. Love's Travel…

Local News

The Town of Tonawanda plans to use a $150,000 grant to update its zoning laws. The town received the grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Association after completing a successful Solarize Tonawanda campaign to encourage solar energy installations and other green initiatives in the town. On Monday, the Town Board announced plans to use the fu…

Work is wrapping up on several state-funded downtown renovation and rehabilitation projects along Main Street, as Buffalo Place officials look ahead to the spring, when activity may pick up again. Board member Steven Carmina, a downtown architect and property owner on the street, told the rest of the Buffalo Place Board of Directors Wednesday that eight of 10 projects t…

Buffalo

Developer Karl Frizlen has temporarily pulled a controversial proposal to convert the first-floor gym and kitchen in the former St. Rose of Lima parish school into a banquet facility, giving him time to revise the plan in the face of strenuous community opposition. Frizlen, an architect and real estate developer, had wanted to renovate the 5,000-square-foot space at 500…

Amherst

From the revival of a shopping center in Amherst to the reopening of a former retreat for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo in Evans, from a new community gathering space in West Seneca to manufacturing expansions in the Town of Tonawanda, 2018 will see significant development in Buffalo’s suburbs and in Niagara County. Here are some of the major development proposals and p…

Clarence

The Clarence Town Board rejected plans for a nine-unit subdivision on the site of the Clarence U-Pick Blueberry Farm on Shimerville Road. But board members stressed after the meeting that the decision had nothing to do with the loss of blueberries. The plan does not meet town codes, they said. The proposal would have landlocked one of two houses on the 36-acre lot if…

Buffalo

Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. has unveiled revised plans for a condominium and townhome project at Waterfront Village, after more than three years of community input and public comment that led to a reduction in height and mass of the buildings. The Amherst-based developer, which is moving its headquarters to downtown Buffalo, is still planning on a total of 31 for-sale r…

Buffalo

Nonprofit People Inc. has completed its purchase of a vacant former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital parking lot, where it plans to spend $11.4 million to build a new senior housing facility. The social services agency, acting through its Linwood Lafayette Housing Development Fund Co., paid $850,000 to TM Montante Development's 637 Linwood LLC for the 1.1-acre lot…

Ellicott Development Co. wants to put up a new vertical digital sign on its Baker Shoes Building in downtown Buffalo, in preparation for bringing in new commercial tenants. The developer plans to put up the "electronic message board" - which is two feet wide by six feet tall - on the marquee of the building at 456 Main St., making it visible enough so that the Metro Rai…

Buffalo

Developer Rocco Termini, who has been working to transform an area of North Buffalo into a new commercial and residential zone, has acquired two more Black Rock properties on Chandler Street to add to his growing portfolio, after a previous plan for renovation fell through. Termini, through a pair of aptly named limited-liability companies, acquired 27 and 37 Chandler f…

Buffalo

Developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots are poised to start work on converting the former New York Central Freight House into a mixed-use residential and retail building, now that they've purchased the property from E.B. Atlas Steel Corp. Frizlen and Yots, through Buffalo Freight House LLC, paid $750,000 last Friday to acquire the 37,000-square-foot, single-story brick b…