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The federal conviction of Louis P. Ciminelli on wire-fraud charges could create more caution on the part of contractors in dealing with government bidding, leaders from various companies said Friday. The local developers and contractors said the jury verdict — along with testimony from the four-week Buffalo Billion trial that included emails and witness statements about…

Business

People in Buffalo know just how small the local community can seem, especially the business world. Now everybody in a New York City courtroom does, too. Testimony last week by former LPCiminelli executive Kevin Schuler in the corruption case against Louis P. Ciminelli and three other defendants revealed the delicate and interconnected relationships between Buffalo de…

Buffalo

The next phase of the redevelopment of the former Central Park Plaza into the new Highland Park residential community is poised to begin, as the Elim Community Development Corp. of Buffalo and Belmont Housing Resources for WNY received city approval this week to divide the site where they will construct a 30-unit affordable townhouse development. The developers want to …

Buffalo

LPCiminelli received Buffalo Planning Board approval Monday night for the second phase of its Highland Park Village project to convert the 27.1-acre former Central Park Plaza just east of Main Street into a new residential community. The construction contractor-turned-developer plans to build another 123 residential units just east of Holden Street, on the south side of…

Buffalo

As work continues on the first phase of the new Highland Park Village in Buffalo, LPCiminelli is now poised to start the second phase of the project, pending city approval. The developer – owned by Louis Ciminelli – is planning to construct another 123 residential units just east of Holden Street, on the south side of part of the newly rebuilt Chalmers Avenue. It's work…

Buffalo

Burke Homes and LPCiminelli are modifying the front facades of their planned new town houses at the Highland Park redevelopment project, giving them more options to offer potential buyers once they're complete. The home builder received approval Monday from the City Planning Board to switch from a standard three-story plan for its first six-unit building to one that wil…

Amherst

Arc Building Partners, the new construction management firm formed by Louis Ciminelli's son, has moved into its new office space in downtown Buffalo, separating itself more clearly from the legal troubles surrounding LPCiminelli and its former top executives. Arc, which was created last summer by President Frank Ciminelli II, is now located in the historically renovated…

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Snow was falling at a brisk pace on Buffalo's East Side Tuesday, but that didn't stop a couple hundred eager construction contractors and individuals from coming out to look for deals amid the tools, vehicles and equipment being auctioned from LPCiminelli's inventory. The sale marked an ignominious end to what many people considered the largest locally based general con…