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Just over a month after approving plans for Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.'s West End townhome project at Waterfront Village, city officials are now considering whether to sell the developer the land it needs – but at a bargain-basement price. At the recommendation of the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, the Buffalo Common Council is reviewing a request to approve the sale to…

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After four years of back-and-forth negotiation with neighbors and multiple revisions, Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. on Monday evening finally won city approval for its new West End townhomes at Waterfront Village. Despite vocal and organized opposition from residents in three of the existing Waterfront Village developments, the board unanimously backed the developer's $20…

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Two big development projects at Gates Circle and Waterfront Village received key variances from the Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals, enabling them to proceed toward final approval, but a third one in the Elmwood Village was shot down amid neighborhood and political opposition. The board backed variance requests for townhouse projects by Uniland Development Co. on the Pa…

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Fifteen feet. That's about the length of the conference room table that the Buffalo Planning Board sits around. And that's all that may separate Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. from its opponents over the developer's scaled-back plan for its new Waterfront Village residential project. After four years of design work and revisions, negotiations with the city and discussio…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. squared off Monday against a well-organized neighborhood opposition from Waterfront Village – as the developer sought its first city approval for a proposed new West End condominium and townhome project. Nearly three dozen people turned out for the public hearing before the Buffalo Planning Board at City Hall, mobilized for battle against a p…

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For decades, a grassy 2.4-acre parcel of city land sat vacant on the waterfront amid the condos and townhouses that overlook Erie Basin Marina. The plot, one of the last remaining greenspace parcels within Waterfront Village, is now at the center of friction between Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. and residents of several of the community's 11 different developments. The…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. has unveiled revised plans for a condominium and townhome project at Waterfront Village, after more than three years of community input and public comment that led to a reduction in height and mass of the buildings. The Amherst-based developer, which is moving its headquarters to downtown Buffalo, is still planning on a total of 31 for-sale r…