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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.

Eileen Elibol

The Democratic primary election for Buffalo Mayor is Tuesday and the tension in the race seemed to make Wednesday night's debate in the WNED|WBFO studio a little angrier.

Ciminelli Real Estate

It wasn't a comfortable room for developers of a planned project for the corner of Elmwood and Potomac Thursday night. Ciminelli Real Estate presented the latest version of its Reverie project to Elmwood Village residents steadfast in their opposition to the development.

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That towering brown tower at the foot of Main Street in downtown Buffalo may look just as it has for the past few years, but owner Douglas Jemal says change is on the way soon for the troubled landmark

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The Genesee Gateway has evolved from a crumbling stretch of buildings into a welcoming zone of development.

Westmont on North

What was known for nearly five decades as the Nazareth Nursing Home in Buffalo's Allentown neighborhood may soon be demolished to make way for a new senior living facility. The proposal for Westmont on North was presented to the Buffalo Planning Board last night.

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The long-running debate over turning a former Quick Lube station on Hertel Avenue into a taco restaurant and bar is one step closer to being over. Deep South Taco received a go-ahead from the Buffalo Planning Board last night, but not without some very vocal public concern.

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There has been incredible development in Buffalo over the past 15 years. Canalside, HarborCenter, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and Larkinville weren't even envisioned at the turn of this century. WBFO's Mark Scott is joined by Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata in this week's Press Pass to talk more about how the city has changed.


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Buffalo has experienced a higher increase in the number of construction jobs than any other city in the Northeast.

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Some proposed major developments in this area may not move forward, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's veto of legislation which would help pay for them.

Cincinnati firm to develop 545 Swan

Dec 2, 2014
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Buffalo City Planners have approved a more than $20 million plan by a Cincinnati development group to convert a Swan Street warehouse to apartments and commercial space.


As downtown Buffalo enjoys a spike in development activity, there’s talk of launching a new public safety

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In an earlier era, the building at Washington and  Virginia streets was home to a brewery.

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Over recent years, there have been a series of fights about development along Elmwood Avenue in the Elmwood Village. Some of the standard issues surfaced again last night as details of a major project at Elmwood and Delavan were explained at a public meeting at the Buffalo History Museum sponsored by the Elmwood Village Association.

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Ellicott Development may be involved in a major project around the Fort Erie Race Track, but it's still adding much smaller projects to its portfolio.

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The final details are being worked out for another retail and residential complex on the Elmwood Strip. Work could start as early as April.

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The future of the former site of Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital could be learned on Monday.

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Legislation has been introduced by Congressman Chris Collins that would assist researchers in bringing their discoveries to the marketplace.

Increased preservation tax credit closer to law

Jun 19, 2012

The State Assembly has passed legislation that increases the tax credit for historic preservation projects. 

The bill, co-sponsored by Assemblyman Sean Ryan, raises the available credit from $5 million to $12 million. 

The credit has been used successfully to restore and renovate older buildings, like the Hotel Lafayette in downtown Buffalo.  Supporters say increasing it will create greater incentive for developers to bring aging structures back to life. 

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A long ignored section of urban Buffalo is set to receive a facelift. Developers are already calling the project “the gateway to downtown.”

After decades of sitting vacant, the 1850's-era American Storage Company building will become 21 apartments and a coffee shop with a garden and patio roof combo and geothermal heating and cooling. Sienna Realty is pledging to spend $4.6 million to accomplish this.