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Two major Buffalo development projects received significant approvals Monday before the city Planning Board.

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Buffalo's city Planning Board deals with a variety of issues. On Monday, the discussion included a doughnut shop and a cannabis factory on the waterfront.

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Building something on the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital site moved a little further along Monday, after the Buffalo Planning Board recommended to the Common Council creation of the Linwood Lafayette Urban Development Action Area. That would give developer TM Montante some property tax breaks to make the financing numbers work.

Local native Kenneth Ivy has been talking with the family of the late Rick James about creating a museum in honor of the funk icon.

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As developer Douglas Jemal is racing to finish commercial and residential space in buildings around the base of his One Seneca Tower, he received approval from the Buffalo Planning Board Monday for even more construction.

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Buffalo's oldest home is going to become a center for an even older tradition, women giving birth in the home.

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Buffalo's Planning Board is the agency controlling the local housing boom, new buildings, rehabbed buildings, expanded buildings. On Monday, the board dealt with two industrial expansions.

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After some final tinkering with the design, the Buffalo Planning Board on Monday approved a massive graduate student housing complex at Main Street and Hertel Avenue. Digging may start within weeks on an environmental cleanup, clearing the way for the complex.

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Another proposed use for a one-time firehouse has been killed. The Buffalo Planning Board has voted against recommending to the Common Council that a micro-brewery restaurant take over the Jersey Street location.

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Over objections from an adjacent major employer, the city Planning Board has approved construction of a sports field and large indoor field house in an industrial section of South Buffalo.

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Construction on 105 apartments in the former Pierce Arrow office complex along Elmwood Avenue in North Buffalo could start within a month, with final approval Monday from the city Planning Board.

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Plans for a major affordable housing project are going ahead after approval by the Buffalo Planning Board Monday. However, developers are watching Washington closely, where the new tax bill might cripple the financing.

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Buffalo's Planning Board gave the go-ahead Monday to building 166 units of affordable housing to replace the city's Shoreline Apartments on Niagara Street.

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A storied North Buffalo Catholic church wants to install a sign near a major intersection so people can find the church - and not the adjoining fast food restaurant commonly used as a guide.

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The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday approved a one-story clubhouse for the Monarch 716 student housing complex next to Buffalo State College. The approval is retroactive, as the Board had approved a two-story building, the developer built one story and city inspectors did not stop the work.

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Buffalo Common Council members are considering making their seldom-used chambers in City Hall available for other city agencies.

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A section of North Buffalo will be very different if a massive new apartment complex is built. The property at the corner of Main  Street and Hertel Avenue is working through the city's regulatory process.

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Buffalo's Planning Board on Monday removed the last barrier to starting a major piece of the city's Northland Corridor, approving a series of demolitions and renovation of 683 Northland.

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One of the largest housing developments in Buffalo in decades took another step forward Monday, before the city Planning Board.

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A Buffalo charter school hopes it will get the green light  Monday evening to move forward with an $11 million expansion project on its North Buffalo campus.


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The plan is to start construction on the Explore and More Children's Museum at Canalside next month. The schedule and the associated construction details received recommended approval Monday.


The only thing left now is purchasing the building permits, as the city Planning Board yesterday approved the first phase of the vast project to turn Buffalo's tallest building, now known as Seneca One Tower, into a mix of housing, retail and commercial space.


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There's another proposal for new housing at Delaware and Bedford, after an earlier plan floundered under fire from neighbors.

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The city Planning Board last night delayed for two weeks a decision on the proposed Queen City Landing project on the city's Outer Harbor.


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Plans for a large-scale renovation and expansion of Buffalo’s Community Music School got the Buffalo Planning Board’s stamp of approval on Monday night. With the help of a generous donor, the nearly century-old school aims to put itself on display to the community through a new and innovative redesign.


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Buffalo's Common Council seems ready to approve Lloyd Taco Factory's new location on Elmwood Avenue after the restaurant addresses reservations voiced by the city's Planning Board.

The Buffalo Planning Board has voted its approval on the controversial Queen City Landing project which would erect a 23-story residential complex along the Outer Harbor.

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Economic development is continuing around the Solar City project in South Buffalo. The city Planning Board learned Monday about another spinoff project.


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Developers of Queen City Landing want to open late next year, renting out 197 apartment units on a site sticking out into the Outer Harbor. It was once the site of the Freezer Queen plant.


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A tiny vacant lot at Linwood and Delavan remains the subject of a fight, as the owner pushes to build on the site. The matter was reviewed at Monday's meeting of  the city Planning Board.


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