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Plans for a 74-unit apartment complex near Cazenovia Creek in West Seneca are running up against neighborhood opposition, as residents of the street complain that the proposal is too big for the site and would swamp the sewer capacity. David Burke's Dato Development wants to construct a set of 11 buildings on the site of the former VFW Post 8113 Fraternal Lodge at 299 L…

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A new urgent-care clinic is coming to a prime North Buffalo intersection after the developer knocks down two houses and two commercial buildings, including an old bookstore. Caliber Brokerage and WellNow Urgent Care want to construct a new 3,500-square-foot medical clinic with a paved surface parking lot at 1597 Elmwood Ave. and 709-711 Amherst St. The single-story b…

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The new owner of a longtime South Buffalo bowling alley, restaurant and sports bar is seeking city permission to reopen the business as an indoor amusement facility. Alfred Castricone is applying for a special-use permit from the Common Council to operate Five Star Lanes at the former Recckio's Bowling Center, located at 2422 South Park Ave. The business would include l…

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The Zemsky family and their partners are planning more than $19 million in new development projects in Larkinville – including the first Paula's Donuts in Buffalo's core, opening sometime next year. The goal is to fulfill what they see as the Larkin District's potential, recreating the activity and density that the area had more than a century ago when it was a thriving…

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After a bruising legal battle with the Zoning Board of Appeals last year, Ellicott Development Co. is hoping its proposal for a new Tim Hortons on Michigan Avenue will face an easier review by the city Planning Board next week. Carl and William Paladino's company is seeking approval for its plan to construct a two-story retail and residential building on a vacant site at t…

The onetime Automobile Club of Buffalo Building on Delaware Avenue is on its way to being sold by the church that's owned it for two decades. The Buffalo Planning Board Monday approved a request by the Hellenic Eastern Orthodox Church – also known as Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church – to break up the adjacent former AAA property at 976 Delaware into two pieces. The…

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A Greek Orthodox church on Delaware Avenue is asking the city to subdivide a large commercial property next door so it can sell most of the land and a two-story building to an unnamed buyer. The Hellenic Eastern Orthodox Church – also known as Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church – owns two properties at the corner of Delaware and West Utica Street. The church itself is l…

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Two weeks after resistance by a vocal minority of neighbors delayed its plans, Nardin Academy Monday won city approval for a new gym and health building on its Elmwood Village campus. By a 4-2 vote, the Buffalo Planning Board gave assent to a proposal by the school to construct a two-story rear addition at 135 Cleveland Ave., with a wellness facility on the first floor …

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It all comes down to parking. Nardin Academy's president on Monday tried to impress upon the city's Planning Board the importance of the Buffalo private school and the value that a proposed new gymnasium would bring for students. Marsha Joy Sullivan also stressed the 160-year-old school's history and roots in the Elmwood Village since 1905, its growth and its reputation…

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An upstate distributor of breads and other baked goods is adding 10 new loading bays to its Seneca-Babcock area warehouse after it landed a pair of major contracts to supply more than two-dozen Walmart stores in Western and Central New York. Midstate Bakery Distributors Inc. has been retained to deliver more than nine categories of bread products for the Arkansas-based …

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The developer planning a five-story building on Hertel Avenue has modified its design, mostly with adjustments to the ground-floor retail space, the corner appearance and the number of windows. John Daly, a managing principal and architect at Trautman Associates and principal of O'Dalaigh Real Estate LLC, will ask the Buffalo Planning Board on Monday to approve the modi…

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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…