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Frank Chinnici hopes to start construction by May on seven for-sale townhouses in Allentown, but he needs condominium approval from the state before he can start marketing and selling them. The owner of Buffalo-based Legacy Development plans to erect an L-shaped masonry building on a vacant 0.23-acre parcel of land at 8 St. Louis Place, just behind St. Louis Church and …

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After getting a crash course on the city Planning Board process two weeks ago, businessman Joseph Carubba has won approval for his first big real estate project in Buffalo – a five-unit apartment building on Linwood Avenue. Carubba, who bought a quarter-acre vacant lot at 295 Linwood from Jesse Hawker along with a set of previously approved project plans, can proceed wi…

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The Queen City Landing project faces a long road ahead. No sooner did Gerald Buchheit file his revised plans for his ambitious apartment tower on the Outer Harbor than project opponents responded with renewed complaints, criticism and threats of more litigation to stop it. The nature of the objections are familiar. The project is too tall and large for the site. …

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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday night tabled a request by Queen City Landing developer Gerald Buchheit for a planned-unit development designation for his Outer Harbor project, with board members saying they had too many questions after Buchheit's lawyers flooded the board with documentation in anticipation of future lawsuits. Board members also said they had not recei…

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The development boom around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is finally making its long-anticipated push into the neighboring Fruit Belt. A five-story apartment complex across Michigan Avenue from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first project proposed that would extend the recent flurry of development near the Medical Campus into a residential neighbor…

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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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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…