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Medaille College sports teams finally have a place to call their own — after completion of the school's new athletic facility in the city's Valley neighborhood, near the Buffalo River. The new Medaille Sports Complex at Buffalo Color Park will formally open at 427 Elk St. on Wednesday, with the men's and women's soccer teams taking on Thiel College in a pair of late-aft…

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By the end of the fall, Medaille College soccer teams will be playing on a brand new field in an industrial area near South Buffalo. But college leaders say their new athletic facility is about much more than just the school's needs. The goal is to benefit the entire community, they say, including surrounding neighborhoods, area soccer clubs, nearby schools and even bus…

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A premature demolition of part of the former Schoellkopf Aniline & Chemical Co. property on Elk Street disqualified a proposed redevelopment project from receiving historic tax credits, leading the developer to change plans and take down more of the building instead of reusing it. Jon Williams and his Ontario Specialty Contracting are now seeking city permission to …

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More demolition and redevelopment is planned for the former American Axle & Manufacturing plant on Buffalo's East Side, as the current owner of the sprawling site wants to take down another small structure that's in its way. Jon Williams' Ontario Specialty Contracting is seeking Preservation Board approval to tear down a former one-story warehouse addition to the on…

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Medaille College on Monday officially confirmed that it will be the anchor tenant of the planned new $4 million athletic complex that is now being developed by developer Jon M. Williams at the former Buffalo Color site on Elk and Lee streets in Buffalo. The new facility, dubbed the Medaille Sports Complex at Buffalo Color Park, will become the school's home field for pr…

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A second new sports complex may be coming to Buffalo's First Ward and Valley neighborhoods, as the area along the Buffalo River southeast of the city's downtown is increasingly becoming an adult playground for a variety of sports and entertainment activities. Ellicott Development Co. this past week unveiled new plans for a $2.5 million Downtown Sports Complex, diagonal …

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A company specializing in making lithium-ion battery packs and electric drive systems for heavy construction machinery is bringing manufacturing back to the vacant American Axle & Manufacturing facility on Buffalo's East Side with more than $7 million in public and private financing. Viridi Parente Inc., which calls itself a "fuel and engine company for the new cent…

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If Visit Buffalo Niagara should need a new marketing slogan, or even just an alternative for use locally, Jon Williams might have an idea. Minutes after Williams' South Buffalo Development LLC received Buffalo Planning Board approval on May 7 for a $3 million sports complex on Elk Street, the developer was talking up the exciting opportunities in the industrial area nea…

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A proposed athletic complex on Elk Street overcame vocal opposition from a corporate neighbor, winning its last formal city approval despite intense lobbying against it by a chemical company fearful of "soccer moms" and others complaining about odors. The Buffalo Planning Board gave its assent to the $3 million project by Jon Williams' South Buffalo Development to creat…

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Bad chemistry between a proposed outdoor soccer field for college students and an industrial neighbor put the goal of a proposed Elk Street athletic facility at risk, as objections by a longtime sulfuric acid manufacturing facility delayed approval of the $1.6 million sports project. PVS Chemical Solutions, a Detroit-based company that has operated a plant on Lee Street…