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Daniel Blanchard is still putting the pieces of his puzzle together. The developer of a new self-storage facility on the East Side, in a former paper box and jigsaw puzzle manufacturing facility, is now planning to convert an adjacent city-owned lot at 451 Broadway into a small parking lot and entry for his new business. Blanchard, who bought the former Drescher Pape…

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The owner of a Buffalo-based sales and distribution company, who is seeking to redevelop an old East Side industrial complex into a new mixed-use project, wants to convert three adjacent parcels into parking lots that he says are critical to the project's success. Uzochukwu E. Ihenko, who owns Uzo 1 International Ltd. and Broadway Development & Management Group, wan…

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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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A year after completing its purchase of 20 acres of prime land at the intersection of Elmwood and Hertel avenues, Uniland Development Co. is now coming forward with its first proposed new building in the North Buffalo commercial district. The Amherst-based developer, led by the Montante family, wants to convert an abandoned warehouse on the northwest corner of the inter…

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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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After more than two years of planning, Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. is taking the first steps toward obtaining city approval for its proposed affordable apartment building and fresh-foods market in downtown Buffalo. The Buffalo-based developer is planning to construct a 220,000-square-foot complex of two buildings on a 2.5-acre city-owned parking lot, located at 201 Elli…

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Discount grocer Aldi Inc. needs more space for its North Buffalo store. The German-owned grocery chain is seeking to expand its existing 15,562-square-foot store at 2090 Elmwood Ave., by adding a 2,861-square-foot addition within its existing parking lot on 3.73 acres. The company is asking for a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals for window transparency becau…

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Months after submitting his initial proposal for a mixed-income apartment and retail project on a former Central Park bowling alley site, developer Hormoz Mansouri is back with revisions — and a new request for zoning variances. Mansouri, who owns architectural firm EI Team, wants to tear down a vacant former bowling alley at 47 East Amherst St. and build a five-story b…

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The family partnership that is buying five Elmwood Avenue buildings from Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. is now proposing to demolish three of them and erect a four-story apartment building. Whitesand Family LP — led by partners Don White and his stepson, Tom Sand — filed an application with the city to combine the lots at 1020, 1024 and 1028 Elmwood into a single 0.34-acre…