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An East Side collaborative of 75 families that home-school their children is seeking to construct a new community center on Southampton Street that would serve as an educational base for the group during weekdays and a space for family-focused art, recreation and social interaction for the community on evenings and weekends. The ReSource Buffalo group, led by Michael Ga…

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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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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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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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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday backed a zoning map amendment that would help a proposed new urgent care center project move forward at Elmwood Avenue and Amherst Street — but again held up Severyn Development's planned five-unit townhouse project at Jersey and 14th streets. The board recommended approval by the Common Council of a request by Caliber Commercial Broker…

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An East Side construction contractor that has long owned a warehouse on Jefferson Avenue is seeking to convert part of his property to more permanent office space for his business and other subcontractors. Michael R. Brundige, owner of MRBS Inc., has been using a warehouse at 1559 Jefferson Ave. for storage and other purposes, but now plans to renovate it and a rear cot…

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The owner of the Silo City complex along the Buffalo River is partnering with a Florida developer to turn the peninsula of old grain silos and warehouses into a residential and artistic community. Miami-based Generation Development Group – led by managing principals Marvin Wilmoth and Anthony Ceroy – is working with Rigidized Metals Corp. CEO Rick Smith on a plan to con…

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Nearly four years after it received approval the first time for a new industrial warehouse that never got built, Ellicott Development Co. is bringing back its Dingens Street proposal for the city's consideration – with a few changes. The Buffalo-based developer wants to put up a 90,207-square-foot, single-story warehouse at 246 Dingens, at the corner of James E. Casey D…

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Duff's Famous Wings may be on its way to Elmwood Avenue. The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday night urged the Common Council to grant a special-use permit to enable Sinatra & Company Real Estate to renovate the former Casa-Di-Pizza at 471 Elmwood so that the Amherst wings restaurant can set up shop. No changes are planned to the building's exterior, but plans do …

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The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday will hold public hearings on proposals to convert existing former manufacturing facilities on the East Side and in the Old First Ward into apartments and commercial space, alongside a handful of other development projects up for review. Developers Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots are seeking to renovate the 175,000-square-foot former Barc…

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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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For those times when you need a little wine after yoga class, Megan Leith might have the solution. Leith, of the Town of Tonawanda, has opened up a barre yoga studio in Allentown, called Barretend, where she hopes to do special events or special classes, with wine available afterward. She is seeking a special-use permit from the Common Council for a tavern license at…

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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday backed a request by Bethesda Community Development Corp. and Bethesda World Harvest International Church to create a new parking lot on vacant land nearby. The Board recommended that the Common Council approve a special-use permit allowing Bethesda to convert 0.08 acres of green space at 1356 Main St., next to Monro Muffler Brake, into …

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A plan to reopen a neighborhood food store at the corner of Kensington Avenue and Suffolk Street suffered rejection by the Buffalo Planning Board Monday, after the Common Council member for the district voiced strong concerns and reservations about the project. Siomara Cheveres wants to restart the market at 1199 Kensington, where a business operated years ago. The p…

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The city Planning Board Monday night approved a 20,000-square-foot warehouse addition on the East Side to house two companies relocating from Niagara Street, as a Buffalo businessman seeks to bring three of his companies under one roof. William Breeser plans to construct a 100-foot-by-200-foot addition to the current facility at 680 New Babcock St., just south of Willia…