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Ellicott Development Co.'s plans for a new Tim Hortons to anchor a mixed-use building at the edge of Buffalo's business district have ground to a halt, after the city's Zoning Board of Appeals this week rejected a drive-thru for the site. Ellicott CEO William Paladino said Thursday that the proposed two-story building at the corner of Michigan Avenue and William Street …

Buffalo

A new sign of progress is coming to downtown Buffalo – literally. Road Less Traveled Productions seeks to install a giant new marquee sign on the front of its new home, in the former Baker Shoes Building, located at 456 Main St. The local theater company says it needs the increased visibility offered by the large banner because the facade of the building is otherwise…

Art

Not satisfied with just donating a record amount of money to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, philanthropist Jeffrey Gundlach now wants to live near it. The billionaire investment manager, who owns a $15 million estate in the Pacific Palisades of Los Angeles, will use a 5,204-square-foot mansion at 76 Lincoln Parkway as his home when in town. Gundlach bought the 0.41-a…

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The coffee business has been good to McCullagh Coffee Roaster, which has an expansion brewing on the agenda of the city's Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday. McCullagh is proposing a new 4,959-square-foot metal-panel addition to its existing warehouse facility at 245 Swan St. The one-story addition, which would include manufacturing space, storage and offices, woul…

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A proposal by Ellicott Development Co. to demolish two aging duplexes in the Elmwood Village and replace them with single-family homes is meeting stiff opposition from neighborhood leaders, preservationists and a state lawmaker because the plan doesn't comply with the Green Code. Assemblyman Sean Ryan on Tuesday denounced the plan by Ellicott as another example of a dev…

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A lack of enough sideyard setback caused a minor setback for a proposed new five-unit apartment building on Linwood Avenue, as a newly discovered need for a zoning variance meant the Buffalo Planning Board could not approve a project its members otherwise liked. Jesse Hawker of East Amherst plans to construct a three-story building on a quarter-acre lot at 295 Linwood, …

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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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 …

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A proposal to build a new gas station and convenience store at the corner of Main and Fairfield streets in Buffalo fueled enough concerns and objections from the neighborhood about the appropriateness of the project that the city's Zoning Board of Appeals denied four variances that the developer needed. A&F Property Holdings, which is registered to Atanas and Froska…

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As work continues on the first phase of the new Highland Park Village in Buffalo, LPCiminelli is now poised to start the second phase of the project, pending city approval. The developer – owned by Louis Ciminelli – is planning to construct another 123 residential units just east of Holden Street, on the south side of part of the newly rebuilt Chalmers Avenue. It's work…

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Another day, another dollar store. David Pawlik's Creative Structures Services is seeking to construct a new Family Dollar store on vacant land in the Fillmore District's Genesee-Moselle neighborhood. The plan by C&S Engineers calls for building a 9,100-square-foot store on the 0.97-acre lot, which includes eight separate parcels – 1750 and 1756 Genesee St., 10 a…

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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…

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Two Gates Circle-area development projects that received initial city approvals a year ago are now back for renewals after their original clearance expired, as TM Montante Development and Morgan Communities seek to pursue a 60-unit apartment building while the owner of Sutton Development wants to convert a large former home into a boutique 10-room hotel. Montante and Ro…

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The investor group behind a planned remake of the old Jersey Street Firehouse into a tavern and microbrewery suffered a setback after the Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals denied four variance requests for the project. The Zoning Board rejected the applications, saying it would have a "negative impact on the neighborhood, doesn't fit the character of the neighborhood, and…