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The owner of a historic complex of buildings on Broadway is planning a historic renovation and reuse of the property that will also include a new structure to bring more residential, retail and office space to the Willert Park neighborhood of Buffalo's East Side. Peyton Barlow Co., which owns the former Pollack & Blakemore furniture store at 574 Broadway, wants to r…

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Another set of seven for-sale townhouses may be coming to Allentown, but first the developer needs six zoning variances for the project to proceed. Buffalo-based Legacy Development is planning to erect an L-shaped masonry project on a vacant 0.23-acre parcel of land at 8 St. Louis Place, within walking distance of Metro Rail and bus routes, as well as the Buffalo Niagar…

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The development boom around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is finally making its long-anticipated push into the neighboring Fruit Belt. A five-story apartment complex across Michigan Avenue from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first project proposed that would extend the recent flurry of development near the Medical Campus into a residential neighbor…

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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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Just when Anthony LoRusso thought he was done with city approvals for his Campus West project, here comes another one. LoRusso, whose Campus West housing project is under construction, is coming back to the city's Zoning Board of Appeals next week for a pair of variances from the Green Code. The project at 129 West Ave. had already been approved – including with vari…

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To Seneca One tower owner Douglas Jemal, two clubhouses are better than one. Less than three months after obtaining city approval to add a one-story bar and entertainment building to the plaza level of the Seneca One tower, the developer now wants to add a matching second one on the other side of Main Street at Seneca Street. That's a switch from an earlier plan for a g…

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A Rochester developer is resuscitating a proposal to construct an urgent-care clinic at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Amherst Street – less than two months after the Zoning Board of Appeals nearly killed the project by rejecting three variance requests. Caliber Brokerage and WellNow Urgent Care want to build a 3,500-square-foot medical clinic at 1597 Elmwood Ave. and…

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The developer that brought Community Beer Works to the Lower West Side neighborhood near Front Park is now proposing to convert the rest of the historic former Schaefer & Brothers Malt manufacturing facility into 32 apartments. Pitoune Development last spring completed the renovation of the one-story warehouse portion of the facility at 520 Seventh St. into the 14,0…

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A new urgent-care clinic is coming to a prime North Buffalo intersection after the developer knocks down two houses and two commercial buildings, including an old bookstore. Caliber Brokerage and WellNow Urgent Care want to construct a new 3,500-square-foot medical clinic with a paved surface parking lot at 1597 Elmwood Ave. and 709-711 Amherst St. The single-story b…

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In an unusual request, Uniland Development Co. is asking the Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals to grant an exception to the rules — not for some aspect of a project it wants to do, but simply for what it is. The Amherst-based developer is planning to build a new U.S. post office at 695 Washington St. in downtown Buffalo, to replace the outdated Ellicott post office up the…

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Lancaster developer Bill Severyn is revising his proposal for six new three-story attached town houses near Kleinhans Music Hall after neighbors rose up in opposition at a Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing. Severyn Development wants to construct the 12,000-square foot project on a vacant 0.18-acre lot at 390 Jersey St., at the corner of 14th Street. Each of the …