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The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The Niagara Falls City Development Corp. will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Urban Renewal Agency will meet Monday at 4:30 p.m. or immediately after the NFC Development Corp. meeting in Council Chambers. The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m…

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The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The Niagara Falls City Development Corp. will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Urban Renewal Agency will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday or immediately after the NFC Development Corp. meeting in Council Chambers in City Hall. The Tourism Advisory Board will mee…

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The Niagara Falls City Development Corp. will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Urban Renewal Agency will meet at 4:30 p.m. or immediately after the NFC Development Corp. meeting Monday in Council Chambers in City Hall. The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City Hall. The School Board will h…

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I've got a story coming Sunday on the results of a survey conducted by the Niagara Falls City Council. It asked about things from snowplowing and garbage pickup to perceived benefits of casino funding on economic development in the Falls. Here are some of the results of the survey, which was not scientific: • 58 percent of respondents either “disapproved” or “strongly disa…

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Plans to open a Rainforest Café on Old Falls Street by the end of May remain on track, the Niagara Falls Planning Board was told Wednesday night. Acting Director of Economic Development and Planning Thomas J. DeSantis said he met with Michael DiCienzo of NFNY Hotel Management, which owns the Sheraton at the Falls at Third and Old Falls streets where the restaurant attract…

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The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, beginning with a public hearing on a proposal to abandon a half-acre portion of 76th Street as part of a proposed expansion of Niagara Consumer Square by Benderson Development. A regular meeting will follow at 7 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (The Council recently changed the star…

A quick look at what's coming up at Monday night's Niagara Falls City Council meeting: -A public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on a proposal for the city to abandon an undeveloped portion of 76th Street, north of Niagara Falls Boulevard. Benderson Development wants to use the land for the addition of a 65,000-square-foot bix box store next to the existing Target store. …

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The costs of various building permits in Niagara Falls have just gone up. The City Council on Monday night approved some new fees and increases in some existing fees for permits from the city's Department of Code Enforcement. (more…)

The city Planning Board will have the chance to vote on the Hamister Group's $35 million Hyatt Place hotel proposal on Tuesday night. There will also be a public hearing on an expansion project at a Niagara Falls Boulevard motel, which abuts a residential area. The public hearing and Planning Board meeting were initially scheduled for Nov. 19, but the meeting was later mo…

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The Hamister Group is projecting the costs of its planned Niagara Falls hotel will reach $34.9 million, up from the initial $22.4 million. The state's pledge of public dollars for the 128-room Hyatt Place project is also set to rise by $1.1 million for a total of $3.85 million. Of the total cost of the project, $28 million is for construction, with another $7 million in …