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The final shape of a planned Canalside neighborhood is getting closer, as the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation on Wednesday showed off some possible designs for development on the site of the former Memorial Auditorium, now called the North Aud Block.

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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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New renderings for redevelopment of Buffalo’s former Women & Children’s Hospital were up for review at a community forum Wednesday night. The project, dubbed Elmwood Crossing, would be mixed-use with condos, townhomes, a boutique hotel and an urban-style grocery store.

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The conversion of the former Women and Children's Hospital to Elmwood Crossing circled back before the city Planning Board on Monday. Sponsors took the board members through the site plans and talked about the look of the $110 million project.

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Another large residential building moved closer to the start of construction, with an approval by the Buffalo Planning Board Monday.

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The Buffalo Preservation Board approved demolition of the old Cadet Cleaners building at West Utica and Atlantic Avenue Thursday. The replacement building is slated to be 54 condos and 95 indoor parking spaces spread over four floors, at a cost of $22 million.

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The former Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo is empty and has been for almost a year. Thursday evening a Kleinhans Music Hall, developers shared how they want to spend $100 million to build a mini-neighborhood in and around the former hospital complex.

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The next step for a major housing development on Buffalo's East Side is now concrete and steel. Buffalo's Common Council approved the final stage of a $31 million People Inc. project on Jefferson Avenue.

From a new bowling alley on Pearl Street to the arcade games popping up on Main Street, recreation is a now a key element of development projects in downtown Buffalo. As Jim Fink of Business First points out during WBFO's Press Pass, the focus on games reflects the growth of the downtown residential population.


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For supporters of Buffalo's Elmwood Village, the good news is major development along the popular shopping strip. The bad news is that there are a lot of vacant storefronts. However, there is a push to figure out why the gap.

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The winter hiatus is apparently over. The Elmwood Village development wars are reheating, this time over what to do with the former Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

For decades, Women and Children's Hospital was central to life in the Elmwood Village.  Though the massive structure currently sits vacant, the property still stands as a key part of the neighborhood's future. During his monthly appearance on WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First outlined developers' plans to transform the site into hundreds of residences.


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Despite complaints from some that two proposed buildings on Jefferson Avenue violated the spirit and the letter of Buffalo's new Green Code, the Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday approved zoning variances to allow the $20 million mixed-use project.