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As Sinatra & Co. Real Estate and Ellicott Development Co. await a Planning Board ruling on their proposed new day care project on Hodge Avenue, the duo behind the Elmwood Crossing redevelopment in Buffalo are moving forward with a townhouse project one block over. The firms led by Nick Sinatra and William Paladino are proposing to construct 20 new for-sale townhouse…

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A historic brick office building on Franklin Street that houses a recording studio affiliated with the Goo Goo Dolls has a new owner. Nicholas J. Castine, owner of a local technology company, paid $2.47 million to buy the Franklin North Medical Complex, located at 529, 556, 558 and 564 Franklin St., according to the deed filed in the Erie County Clerk's office. The sell…

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A proposal to construct 36 new apartments in three dilapidated multi-family structures on East Utica Street just off of Main Street ran into a potential brick wall after one of its variance requests was denied by the Zoning Board of Appeals. Marty Lougen of Laurynthian Campus Properties had applied for a series of five variances from the Green Code to allow him to conve…

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It's likely the smallest component of the Elmwood Crossing redevelopment project, but the proposed EduKids day care on Hodge Avenue is proving to be a big headache for Nick Sinatra and William Paladino. Elmwood Village neighbors on Monday criticized the redesigned look of the existing building and a proposed addition, calling it "awful" and inconsistent with the neighbo…

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The second effort by a developer in recent years to construct a four-story apartment and retail building near Elmwood and Potomac avenues in Buffalo is poised for city review – one of three new Elmwood Village projects that the Buffalo Planning Board will consider Monday, following public hearings. Whitesand Family LP – a family partnership led by Don White and his step…

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The Buffalo Common Council goofed. City lawmakers on Tuesday forgot to include an amendment to the planned unit development designation that they approved for the Elmwood Crossing redevelopment project. That amendment, which had already been drafted, will be brought up for a vote at a special session of the Council at 2 p.m. Thursday. The amendment covers "public ben…

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The Buffalo Common Council approved a planned unit development designation for the Elmwood Crossing redevelopment project Tuesday – despite vocal opposition from a group of neighbors who repeatedly interrupted proceedings to denounce the Council's actions. Compared to months of debate and years of prior planning, the vote was relatively quick and anticlimactic. Counc…

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As developers Nick Sinatra and William Paladino work to build support for their plan to convert the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo campus into Elmwood Crossing, neighborhood opposition is slowly building against their effort to create a single set of zoning rules for the entire property to make the project easier and simpler. An online petition to "pr…

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The developers behind the planned $120 million conversion of the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo campus into Elmwood Crossing are hoping to be underway with significant construction on multiple projects next year, a senior official with one of the companies said Monday. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Ellicott Development Co. are already proceedi…

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Developer Nick Sinatra sold another small Buffalo property this week, continuing his spate of sales as he repositions his portfolio, raises cash and focuses on his bigger projects. Sinatra & Co. Redevelopment LLC sold a pair of apartment buildings with nine units in all at 56 and 58 Trinity Place for $505,000. The buyer, 147 West Tupper LLC, is registered to the add…

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The developers of the proposed Elmwood Crossing project at the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo campus are nearing an agreement with a nonprofit firm that will handle the affordable housing component of the $100 million project. Amy Nagy, director of development for Sinatra & Co. Real Estate, would not identify the organization until an agreement is…

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City officials said Thursday they are now taking applications for small businesses wishing to participate in the Queen City Pop-Up Holiday Edition. The city initiative seeks to encourage the growth of new businesses and bring more small stores to downtown Main Street, by giving retailers an opportunity to test their products rent-free during a two-month trial, while put…

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Canalside – Buffalo's largely flat waterfront attraction – is now going vertical. It's also about to get a lot more crowded. A planned roundhouse carousel building and the first new residential project at Canalside are poised to get the go-ahead from state officials when the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. meets on Oct. 15. The two designs for the Buffalo Heri…

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Two major new Canalside projects that would bring $26.3 million in investment and three buildings to Canalside are poised for city approval as soon as next Monday. The Buffalo Planning Board will review the proposed $5.3 million Buffalo Heritage Carousel and KeyBank Roundhouse, as well as Nick Sinatra's planned $21 million Heritage Point mixed-use complex, when it meets…

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Developer Nick Sinatra is continuing his selling spree, unloading four properties in Buffalo and two suburbs in the last month as he prunes his portfolio to reinvest in newer and larger projects. Sinatra & Co. Real Estate, using three different limited liability companies, sold an Elmwood Avenue restaurant building, a Lancaster retail building and apartment properti…