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Century-old mechanical contractor Mollenberg-Betz Inc. is expanding its downtown Buffalo campus on Scott Street, with plans to expand its warehouse so it can shift some of its storage space inside. The company received approval Monday night from the Buffalo Planning Board to add 15,000 square feet of warehouse space to its complex at 300 Scott, on the north side of its …

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You won't find Ottawa Street on any Buffalo road map, but the paper roadway could derail plans to turn the old barcalounger factory on Louisiana Street into offices and apartments. Developers Karl Frizlen and partner Jason Yots of Common Bond Real Estate want to renovate the 175,000-square-foot former Barcalo Manufacturing Co. building at 175-245 Louisiana St. into 119 …

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The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday will hold public hearings on proposals to convert existing former manufacturing facilities on the East Side and in the Old First Ward into apartments and commercial space, alongside a handful of other development projects up for review. Developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots are seeking to renovate the 175,000-square-foot former Barc…

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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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Seneca Street is finally seeing better days. After decades of neglect, the heart of the South Buffalo commercial district is getting new attention and investment. Investors, developers and residents are purchasing and renovating old buildings, particularly the two-story structures that line the street, as well as some old churches. They're sprucing up building fac…

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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…

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A proposed banquet hall in North Buffalo and a medical clinic on the East Side will be up for review by the Buffalo Planning Board on Tuesday. After successfully converting a former North Buffalo church school into apartments, architect-turned-developer Karl Frizlen now wants to turn the adjacent gym and kitchen hall into a new banquet hall and art exhibition studio. …

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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…