Queen City Landing

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Opponents have won the latest round in a year-long battle to stop a proposed 23-story apartment complex on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.

Another hurdle to the construction of Queen City Landing was cleared Tuesday. The city Planning Board approved a modification to the controversial plan that will move the high-rise residential tower on Buffalo's Outer Harbor another 25 feet away from the shoreline.


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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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Winter may be here but the struggle over the eventual design of Buffalo's Outer Harbor certainly isn't going into winter hibernation. The subject drew a large crowd Wednesday night to the Buffalo Irish Center for a meeting sponsored by a new advocacy group, Our Outer Harbor.


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Critics are assailing Judge Donna Siwek's decision that apparently will allow for the construction of a 23-story apartment complex along the Outer Harbor.

Judge rules Queen City Landing project can proceed on Outer Harbor

Sep 14, 2016
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State Supreme Court Justice Donna Siwek ruled late Wednesday afternoon that plans to construct a 23-story apartment building on Buffalo's Outer Harbor may proceed.

Since HSBC Bank abandoned One Seneca Tower, prospects have been dim for the city's tallest structure. "By Halloween, you're going to be looking at a 38-story, almost one million-square foot, empty office building in downtown Buffalo," said Jim Fink. The Business First reporter offered his perspective during his monthly appearance on WBFO's Press Pass.


Critics of a plan to build a 23-story tower on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor have filed a lawsuit that aims to block construction until a full environmental study is completed.

Developer Gerry Buchheit said by the end of next year, his Queen City Landing will be rising 23 stories above Buffalo's Outer Harbor. Buffalo's Common Council approved the long-awaited project Tuesday.


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.

The ambitious plans for Queen City Landing call for a 23-story complex to be located at the former Freezer Queen site along the Outer Harbor. The scope of the proposal has grabbed the attention of community members who are raising concerns over the city's approval process.


It has sat vacant along Niagara Square in recent years, but Jim Fink of Business First expects the Dillon Courthouse to play a key role in a changing downtown landscape.


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The former Freezer Queen building on Buffalo's Outer Harbor that was going to be converted into luxury apartments, will instead be demolished to make way for a new 23-story high rise if  revised plans by developer Gerry Buchheit are approved.