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Elmwood Village Charter School wants to put on a two-story addition to its 40 Days Park building that would be elevated and cantilevered over a parking lot. That would give it more administrative and support space on the first floor, plus three classrooms for music and dance on the second level. The overhang would serve as a covered porch for children waiting for pic…

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A suburban Rochester nonprofit that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities had hoped to be well on its way to converting a former Buffalo school into 46 units of affordable housing, after getting approval for the project last December. Instead, CDS Monarch, of Webster, was back before the Buffalo Planning Board Monday to obtain a one-year extensi…

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Timothy Leboeuf is learning some valuable lessons in how not to handle development in a historic, low-income neighborhood like Buffalo's Fruit Belt. First rule: The fear of gentrification is real, it's strong, and it's not to be taken lightly. Leboeuf is facing opposition from Fruit Belt residents and citywide community activists to his $25 million proposal for a 131…

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What a difference two months and a summertime walk can make. The Severyn brothers left the city Planning Board in late July feeling frustrated after resistance from the community and board members left their proposed Symphony Row town home project in limbo. But on Monday night, the pair emerged from the same board not only victorious in winning the board's support bu…

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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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A group of home-school parents on Buffalo's East Side won city approval Monday for a proposed new educational hub and neighborhood center. The Planning Board gave the green light to plans by contractor, educator and parent Michael Gainer to build a 6,750-square-foot facility at 16 Southampton St., to serve as a base for the Queen City Home School Collective and the East…

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Officials at D'Youville College hope to start construction on a Health Professions Hub this fall – creating a new home for the school's core academic programs, after the Buffalo Planning Board approved the $25 million project Monday. Plans by CannonDesign for the three-story, 59,860-square-foot facility call for a mixture of uses, with a community clinic operated by Catho…

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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday approved proposals by Frank Chinnici's Legacy Development and by Marrano Homes for construction of seven townhouses in Allentown and 69 new single-family home lots in North Buffalo. Legacy wants to construct the project at 8 St. Louis Place, near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The three-story attached townhouses will each have a on…

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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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Uniland Development Co. won a green light from the Buffalo Planning Board for its planned new medical office building at the corner of Elmwood and Hertel avenues, but it may still face a legal battle over a 60-year-old easement and a 31-year-old court ruling. The Amherst-based developer is planning to renovate an aging 29,870-square-foot warehouse, put on a small additi…

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Washington developer Douglas Jemal got the go-ahead from city planners for his latest set of changes to his Seneca One project, allowing him to enclose two sets of open stairs below the plaza, change some facade materials and introduce murals along walls where he can't put in storefronts and glass. Jemal's Douglas Development Corp. plans to cover the rear staircases tha…

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The Severyns just can't catch a break. Will and Alex Severyn, with their father, returned to the Buffalo Planning Board Monday – seeking final approval for a Symphony Row proposal for five for-sale town homes at 390 Jersey St. They've been put off six times in the last few months, first by resistant neighbors and then by board members who didn't like the design of th…

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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday reapproved Sinatra & Company Real Estate's planned conversion of a former Pierce-Arrow Factory Complex warehouse in North Buffalo into 72 apartments, while also giving its assent to a proposed new warehouse and fleet repair facility on Dingens Street. Nick Sinatra's firm plans to renovate the 100,000-square-foot building at 155 Grea…

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The owner of a Buffalo construction company – who planned four years ago to build a large warehouse on Dingens Street but never followed through – is now proposing a much smaller project at the same site near the Cheektowaga line. James Panepinto's Pinto Construction Services is proposing to construct a multi-bay garage structure at the rear of the 13.2-acre property at…

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More than 30 months after buying part of the former Pierce-Arrow Factory Complex – and two years after first proposing a project – Nick Sinatra is coming back to the city with his plan to convert the North Buffalo building into 72 new market-rate apartments. Sinatra & Co. Real Estate and partner Barry Fichman are proposing to renovate the turn-of-the-century former …