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A former judge turned real estate developer has been given the green light to break ground later this week on his newest apartment project – a 48-unit complex on the West Side – after a public hearing on revisions to the plan drew no response from the public Monday and was unanimously approved by the Buffalo Planning Board. Anthony P. LoRusso Friday announced plans to s…

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After years of planning – and weeks of debate – Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. Monday won the green light from the city for its plans for a new fresh foods market and more than 200 affordable apartments on a city-owned parking lot in Buffalo. The Buffalo Planning Board unanimously backed the proposal by the Buffalo developer to construct a 220,000-square-foot complex of tw…

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Uniland Development Co. won city approval in July for its new 12-unit town house project at Gates Circle, on the site of the former Park Lane Restaurant. But, the Amherst developer forgot to get the property broken into separate pieces, so each homeowner would own the land underneath. On Monday, Uniland corrected that, as the Buffalo Planning Board subdivided the 1.2…

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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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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday approved a $25 million project by surgeon-turned-developer Dr. Fadi Dagher to construct a five-story mixed-use building on a former motel site just north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The proposal by Dagher's Cedarland Development, in conjunction with Utah-based student-housing developer Blackfish Investments, would feature 215…

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A strange thing happened on Buffalo's West Side this week: One of the city's leading advocates for affordable housing celebrated a high-end apartment project. That's because the Rochester developer behind the $25 million project to construct a 10-story apartment building overlooking the Niagara River agreed to set aside nearly 15 percent of the 95 units for low-income t…

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A husband-and-wife team with a specialty clothing and accessories boutique store on Hertel Avenue is expanding into a broader "industrial artisan" workspace on Military Road, using a $25,000 grant it received as a finalist in the Ignite Buffalo competition in early July. Jodi Drew and Christopher Galley, owners of Spoke & Dagger Co. at 1434 Hertel, want to relocate …

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An East Side religious congregation founded by Burmese refugees won city approval this week to construct an assembly hall to accommodate weddings, fellowship events and other programs for its growing membership. The Karen Baptist Church plans to erect a 2,800-square-foot brick-faced wood building on part of its 1.08-acre property at 3012 Bailey Ave., at the corner of Ha…

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The Buffalo Planning Board gave its backing to plans by billionaire philanthropist Jeffrey Gundlach to construct a caretaker's residence and garage behind his new Buffalo home. The investment manager and founder of DoubleLine Capital – who donated $52.5 million to his hometown's Albright-Knox Art Gallery – wants to knock down an old garage in the back of his property at…

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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday evening approved a $25 million project to construct a 10-story, mixed-use building on Niagara Street that includes affordable housing alongside market-rate apartments, streetfront retail space and parking. Andrew Crossed's Park Grove Realty of Rochester is working with Buffalo's Roger Trettel to convert a blighted, vacant two-story struct…

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Just three years after opening, an East Side church whose members come from Buffalo's Burmese refugee community wants to build a new structure on its Bailey Avenue property to accommodate weddings, fellowship events and other programs for its membership. The Buffalo Karen Baptist Church, located at 3021 Bailey, is seeking Buffalo Planning Board approval on Monday for a …