Ellicott Develoment

The developers of the Elmwood Crossing renovation of the old Women and Children's Hospital and surrounding property were in front of the city Planning Board yesterday seeking permission to turn an old medical office building on Hodge into a day care center. The discussion took almost an hour before the board.

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The amount of affordable housing in Buffalo is continuing to creep upward. On Thursday, the city's Common Council revised its approval of a Planned Unit Development designation for the Elmwood Crossing project. The big change mandates that 20 percent of the several hundred rental apartments must be affordable.

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Over vocal objections from some members of the audience, Buffalo's Common Council on Tuesday approved creating a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the old Women and Children's Hospital site and adjacent areas, allowing developers Sinatra and Company and Ellicott Development to plan the entire complex as one, despite different properties and zoning categories.

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A gas leak in downtown Buffalo Friday lead to the evacuation of several buildings and shut down a section of Swan Street. The leak occurred around 10:30 a.m. National Fuel was conducting maintenance work outside of 284 Main Street when they cracked an old gas line.

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Ellicott Development has officially opened its newest property in downtown Buffalo. It's a unique mixed-use building in the heart of the Theater District.

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State Assemblymember Sean Ryan, joined by several local community and religious leaders, delivered a public rebuke Thursday of businessman and former political candidate Carl Paladino. At issue is an email he distributed, an email Ryan and others say amounts to hate speech.

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Two timeworn buildings in the heart of Elmwood Village may spark another test of the city's Green Code development rules.

Ellicott Development wants to knock down the buildings on West Delavan Avenue to build newer housing.

But Daniel Sack, vice president of the Campaign for Greater Buffalo History, Architecture and Culture, says the Green Code requires approval of replacement structures before there can be a demolition.

Demolition may start on a decrepit waterfront landmark as early as next week after Buffalo's Planning Board on Monday approved Ellicott Development's Cooperage project just off Ohio Street.