Planning Board

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

While the Albright Knox Art Gallery's massive renovation and expansion plan may well be approved for eventual construction, staff and architects learned Tuesday it will not be simple.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

The long-discussed expansion of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery shifted from a bunch of architects around a computer screen to a project Monday, as the $155 million project went before the Buffalo Planning Board.

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First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church is expanding from its William and Jefferson neighborhood. The congregation plans to turn its current church into a family life center and then build a new church connected to the building along Jefferson.

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Buffalo Common Councilmembers are looking at potential changes to the city's development approval process because it is so intricate it can lock up. Council President Darius G. Pridgen says the process can be inconvenient for residents trying to monitor a project.

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Anyone who has dealt with the building approval system in Buffalo City Hall knows it is complicated, tangled and somewhat circular. That could show at Tuesday afternoon's Common Council Legislation Committee, as NOCO asks for a zoning change for a house and double lot it recently bought on Elmwood Avenue.

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Since his purchase of Buffalo's tallest building, Washington-based developer Douglas Jemal has promised to bring new life to One Seneca Tower. That rebirth appears to be ahead of schedule. Appearing outside Monday's meeting of the city Planning Board, attorney Adam Walters says the project is moving forward at a "breakneck pace."

Sinatra & Co./Ellicott Development

Some time this summer, the parking lot at Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street will start looking like a giant hole in the ground, as environmental cleanup and construction work starts on a major mixed-use building. It is the first sign of re-purposing Buffalo's old Women and Children's Hospital site.


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If you want something from the City of Buffalo, like a license, a contract or approval for a development project, you better have your taxes paid.

HHL Architects

Two more hurdles are out of the way for a major adaptive reuse housing project on Buffalo's East Side.

ECHDC

Some $5 million is expected to start flowing around Memorial Day into a major expansion of activities on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. However, the major discussion in two meetings Tuesday revolved around a plan for mountain biking trails.

Architectural Resources

The fight over converting historic Ascension Church at Linwood Avenue and North Street into senior housing turned into something of a confrontation between Buffalo's Preservation Board and its Planning Board during Monday's Planning Board meeting.

Ontario Specialty Contracting

Buffalo's Green Code and federal law collided before the city Planning Board Tuesday in a dispute over planned commercial space on an old chemical plant site in South Buffalo.

Silvestri Architects PC

New affordable housing is coming to Kensington Avenue on a Buffalo site where the principal industry vanished decades ago.


Mt. Aaron Missionary Baptist Church

Another housing development is coming to Buffalo's East Side, in an area with plenty of vacant land and a lot of decrepit housing units.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Buffalo's Planning Board cleared its desk before breaking for its August vacation by approving the controversial Dash's Market expansion on Hertel Avenue.

Chason Affinity

After 30 years of plans and altered plans and new plans, the way may finally be clear for a major construction project at Elmwood and Forest avenues, replacing buildings past their prime. However, there is almost certain to be a lawsuit against the Chason Affinity project.

Sahlen's

Football fans in Miami Gardens' Hard Rock Stadium may be eating hot dogs from Buffalo next year. Sahlen's has completed a major deal with the Publix supermarket chain to sell their red hots.

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Another development fight is evolving, this time over a proposed site at Elmwood and Forest. Supporters and opponents packed a public meeting Monday night at Buffalo Seminary.


Pizza is a very competitive business and a South Buffalo pizza landmark is expanding its complex to add sit-down dining and perhaps 50 employees.

Loopnet.com

A decrepit parking lot on Hertel Avenue may soon be replaced by two large apartment buildings, reflecting the shift to rental housing in that neighborhood.

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The Amherst Planning Board has cried foul on fowl.

The Board voted 5 to 1 against permitting residents to make a request to the Town Board for allowing chickens to be raised at family homes. The Town Board could still review the ordinance that would allow for up to six chickens to be raised by homeowners. A permit would be required for housing the birds.

Currently, zoning laws prohibit having chickens at most residences.