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A New Jersey distributor of lawn and snow removal equipment wants to double the size of its warehouse and logistics operation in Erie County to handle its rapid growth. But the company, KPM Exceptional LLC, is hoping that the Erie County Industrial Development Agency will lend a helping hand with the $1.332 million project that will produce two new jobs. KPM, a 62-ye…

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Developers from Orleans County and Pennsylvania kicked off construction of Cobblestone Hotels' first location in New York state last week with a new hotel planned for Medina. Investor Todd "Booka" Haynes of Medina Hospitality is teaming up with Pennsylvania's Creekside Hospitality to erect a 58-room Cobblestone Inn & Suites inside the Medina Business Park, between P…

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As Carl and William Paladino tackle their latest redevelopment project in downtown Buffalo, they're looking for help from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. The father-and-son owners of Ellicott Development Co., together with investor Nancy S. Krieger, are seeking sales and mortgage recording tax breaks for their historic renovation of the former Buffalo Env…

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A Depew supplier of forklifts and other industrial equipment is hoping to nearly double the size of its Taylor Drive facility, but it wants tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to do it. Buffalo Material Handling – owned and led by President Peter Tunkey – needs more room to handle its growth. It won a three-year contract with GM Tonawanda this …

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Just weeks after receiving city approval for his proposed $25.72 million conversion of an old Black Rock factory into the Fedder Lofts, developer Eran Epstein is now seeking tax breaks to help pay for it. Epstein, who owns E Square Capital, wants to remediate and renovate the 135,000-square-foot facility at 57 Tonawanda St. into a combination of apartments and self-stor…

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An industrial valve distributor in West Seneca wants to build a $2.8 million office and warehouse building, but says it needs more than $140,000 in tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to make it work. CPI Process Systems wants to construct an 11,560-square-foot distribution building on a three-acre parcel of land at 2800 North America Drive. …

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Steuben Foods wants to dramatically expand its Southtowns operations with a new warehouse and drive-in racking system, if the Erie County Industrial Development Agency is willing to help out with $460,000 in tax breaks. The food and beverage manufacturer, which focuses on dairy and plant-based products, is asking for tax breaks to support construction and equipping of a…

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Just four months after cutting its local workforce and two months after losing some of its previous tax breaks for not meeting its job targets, manufacturer Unifrax Corp. is coming back to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to ask for more incentives for a new expansion. Unifrax, the Tonawanda-based manufacturer of high-temperature insulation products, is pla…

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The developer working with the Community Action Organization to construct a new and enlarged Head Start building on Northampton Street is seeking tax breaks for the $9.42 million project. McGuire Development Co. has applied to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for tax breaks to defray the cost of erecting a 38,500-square-foot building that will house the com…

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The Erie County Industrial Development Agency is considering whether to issue $13.3 million in tax-exempt bonds to help a New York City-based housing developer that wants to purchase and renovate a 195-unit affordable housing complex in Black Rock. Manhattan-based Related Cos. plans to buy and upgrade the Marina Vista Apartments at 32 Hertel Ave., consisting of two 13-s…

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The developers seeking to convert the former Richmond Methodist Episcopal Church on Buffalo's West Side into a performing arts center are now seeking tax breaks to support the renovation project. Rachel and Ryan Heckl, who are leading the initiative at the former church at 467 Richmond Ave., have applied to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for more than $38…

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The developer behind the Crescendo apartment building on Niagara Street is now seeking tax breaks for a second project just across the street. Natale Development is requesting a package of sales and mortgage recording tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, to support its $5.6 million conversion of the former Aldrich & Ray Manufacturing Co. bu…

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Some of Buffalo's biggest and most active real estate developers are among the largest beneficiaries of a special city property tax exemption — one that is frequently used in Buffalo, but is not well-known, understood or monitored by taxpayers. That's the conclusion of a new report by an advocacy group, which is raising concerns about the lack of oversight and potential…

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Efforts to complete the second half of a major Northland Corridor project took a step forward when the Erie County Industrial Development Agency approved a package of tax breaks for the renovation, upgrading and equipping of the building. ECIDA gave its assent to $1.94 million in additional sales tax savings, on top of $2.32 million it already granted for the first phas…

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The Erie County Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday approved a package of $897,500 in property and sales tax breaks for a $6 million expansion project by a 37-year-old freight rail car manufacturer based in West Seneca. Ebenezer Railcar Services wants to more than double the size of its facility at 1005 Indian Church Road. The employee-owned company has a 67,462-…