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Developers Nick Sinatra and David Pawlik are hoping the Buffalo Planning Board will just "say yes" on Monday to their proposed nonprofit office hub on Jefferson Avenue. Sinatra's Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Pawlik's CSS Construction are seeking approval to erect a new 35,000-square-foot office building at 1200 Jefferson, aimed at attracting nonprofit tenants t…

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The developers behind a former freight house conversion in Black Rock are now turning their attention to the Old First Ward, unveiling a $25 million rehabilitation of a former production facility into market-rate apartments and specialty commercial space. Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots are planning to transform the Barcalo Manufacturing Complex at Louisiana and Republic st…

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More than 110 years after it first opened — and on the same day school started for many Western New York students — the former St. Teresa's School is now officially one of the newest apartment buildings in South Buffalo. Developer Karl Frizlen has completed his $5 million conversion of the former Catholic church school into a mixed-use project dubbed School Lofts at Sen…

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Contractors for developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots are preparing to start work this month on their conversion of the former New York Central Railroad freight house building into a mixed-use project, but the significant deterioration in the building is making the project much more complicated than originally envisioned. Frizlen said Wednesday that BRD Construction, w…

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Higher construction costs and rising interest rates are prompting developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots to seek tax breaks for their Black Rock Freight House conversion project, as the increased expenses threaten the effort's feasibility. Frizlen and Yots, through their Buffalo Freight House LLC, are pursuing an adaptive reuse of the 29,640-square-foot former New York …

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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…

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Developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots have completed their conversion of a former Hamlin Park bedding manufacturing facility into The Mattress Factory mixed-use loft apartment project. The Frizlen Group and Yots' Common Bond Real Estate will formally open the new 34-unit historic rehabilitation project at 170 Florida St. later this week, after more than a year of const…