Seneca One Tower

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Several groups, from police to the Peacemakers, came together to distribute 500 turkeys in downtown Buffalo Monday. But it also showcased the economic consequences and struggles the community continues to face as the pandemic rages on.

Thomas O'Neil-White

An out-of-town developer is looking to remake a blighted section of downtown Buffalo. Douglas Jemal and his Douglas Development Corporation has been named by Mayor Byron Bown as the designated developer for a city-owned parking lot sitting at the interchange of the of the Skyway and I-190. 

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Work on revitalizing the Seneca One Tower downtown has been back on track. 

Douglas Development

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.

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.