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Two proposed medical buildings on Elmwood Avenue in North Buffalo received zoning variances from the Green Code this week, advancing projects by Uniland Development Co. and Caliber Brokerage. The Zoning Board of Appeals approved requests related to front setback and parking for Uniland's plan to convert an abandoned one-story warehouse at 766 Hertel, by rehabbing the ex…

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Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. is moving ahead with plans to construct a new "longshed" facility as part of Canalside, as the state agency seeks the first city approval for the $4 million project. The agency, a subsidiary of Empire State Development Corp., wants to erect the long, slender barn-like structure on 0.2 acres just across the Commercial Slip from the Buf…

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Nardin Academy's hopes for quick approval for its proposed new gym and health center were dashed Monday, as the Buffalo Planning Board tabled the proposal for two weeks after a few area residents voiced concerns the private Catholic school wasn't being respectful of the neighborhood. The school at 135 Cleveland Ave. wants to construct a two-story rear addition, with a h…

Business

Benderson Development Co., the region's biggest retail developer, wants to build a new fast-food restaurant on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, and this time it wants the whole enchilada. Benderson is proposing a 2,606-square-foot Taco Bell restaurant and drive-thru on one of three remaining "outparcel" spaces in a 9.89-acre plaza that currently contains a 41,000-square-foot …

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The owner of the Signature Apparel & Footwear building is seeking to win final approval as soon as Monday to nearly double the size of the one-story retail building at the angled intersection of Walden and Bailey avenues. Ahmed F. Mohamed wants to construct a 5,720-square-foot addition to the building at 592 Walden, allowing for four more storefronts. The project, w…

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Developers Nick Sinatra and William Paladino won approval Wednesday for three zoning variances needed for their first Elmwood Crossing building – a day after the proposed complex at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street got shorter. Sinatra and Paladino revised their planned new mixed-use project, cutting one floor off the building's height to reduce it to five…

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A proposed six-story apartment building at the northeast corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street brought out a host of objections from some critics Monday, as the Buffalo Planning Board reviewed the first project in the planned redevelopment of the former Women & Children's Hospital site. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Ellicott Development Co. – designated…