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Noco Energy Corp. wants to put in six new parking spaces and an access aisle on a single-family lot next door to its gas station and convenience store at the intersection of Elmwood and Forest avenues, to give customers more access to the business. Noco, through Elmwood Village LLC, is seeking a zoning map amendment from the Common Council to permit the new use for the …

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Construction is underway on the conversion of a former industrial complex on Main Street into a mixed-use student housing project, but the developer is modifying several elements of the plan. David Freeman's DF Fusion of Provo, Utah, is spending $30 million to redevelop part of the properties at 2929-2939 Main into 321 residential units for upper class and graduate stud…

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Transportation firm Roar Logistics would be the main tenant for a proposed new two-story office building on the edge of Larkinville – if the developers win city approvals and the company gets enough tax breaks from Erie County to move forward with its plan to create 14 new jobs. Christopher Jacobs of Avalon Development and Alan Dewart of Seneca Development & Managem…

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Developers Nick Sinatra and William Paladino won approval Wednesday for three zoning variances needed for their first Elmwood Crossing building – a day after the proposed complex at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street got shorter. Sinatra and Paladino revised their planned new mixed-use project, cutting one floor off the building's height to reduce it to five…

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A longtime paper box and jigsaw puzzle manufacturing facility may soon be storing personal belongings, furniture, old records and other items for safekeeping. Daniel Blanchard of Tonawanda wants to spend about $1 million to convert the Drescher Paper Box facility at 459 Broadway into a new independent self-storage facility, with more than 200 climate-controlled interior…

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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…

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The redevelopment of Jefferson Avenue is heating up, as a proposed new bank branch is moving forward just north of a planned new residential housing complex, while the developers behind both projects now have a new office building on the drawing board. Northwest Bancorp on Monday received an endorsement from the Buffalo Planning Board for its new East Side bank branch o…

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Schneider Development is lining up tenants for the remake of the Shea's Seneca Theatre in South Buffalo – bringing a coffeehouse, bar, florist and taco restaurant to the historic building that will soon house 23 apartments. Public Expresso Coffee, run by Sam Scarcello, and Bottle Rocket, led by Billy Lewis and Nate Manna, will occupy two of the four remaining retail spa…

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The new owner of Pano's is hoping to reopen the landmark restaurant on May 1 -- with essentially the same menu the old restaurant used for decades. Mark Chason, owner of Chason Affinity Cos., bought the restaurant at 1081 Elmwood Ave. from longtime owner Pano Georgiadis. He is seeking a special-use permit from the Buffalo Common Council Tuesday to reopen the restaura…

An East Side church wants to create another child care option for families in the neighborhood. The Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church is seeking city approval to convert the pastor's office, parlor and two Sunday school classrooms inside the existing church into a day care center for infants through toddlers, with three rooms for children and an office. The proje…

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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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The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Monday to vote on an override of the state tax cap for the 2016 budget. A public hearing will also be held during the meeting in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Tourism Advisory Board scheduled for Monday has been cancele…

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The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The City Council will hold a budget review session with representatives of the police and fire departments at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s executive offices, 744 10th …

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The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, followed by a legislative meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda, documentation for each agenda item) The Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers in City Hall. …