John Ciminelli Ground broken for $90 million housing project on former Central Park Plaza site By Chris Caya • Oct 11, 2017 Chris Caya WBFO News New housing will be going up soon on the site of the former Central Park Plaza on Buffalo's East Side. LPCiminelli, Mayor Byron Brown and community leaders broke ground Wednesday on the $90 million Highland Park project. Private housing development coming to Buffalo By Mike Desmond • Aug 26, 2014 LP Ciminelli It's being called the largest private housing development in the city of Buffalo in decades. The project will be built at the former site of the Central Park Plaza. Plans ready for Central Park Plaza site By Mike Desmond • Feb 26, 2014 WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond What could be the largest private housing development in Buffalo in years is close to starting construction on the 27 acres in North Buffalo, the site of the former Central Park Plaza.