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Construction is underway for a new Amazon warehouse and distribution center in the Town of Tonawanda.

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The way may be open for developer TM Montante to re-start its plan to build and re-build on the old Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital site in Buffalo. After weeks of backroom talking and maneuvering, the Common Council on Tuesday approved a little-used designation for the site as "blighted," clearing the way for new financing for the developer.

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Truckers on Thursday began digging up and hauling away a giant pile of construction debris from the site of the old Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital site.

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A new way to finance TM Montante's Gates Circle development plans moved a step closer to fruition Tuesday as the Common Council Legislation Committee sent a proposal to the full Council, without recommendation.

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The unusual fight to create an area to deal with blight while surrounded by some of Buffalo's most expensive homes was stalled in the Common Council Community Development Committee Tuesday. Council President Darius Pridgen wants to know more about the associated legal issues.

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Building something on the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital site moved a little further along Monday, after the Buffalo Planning Board recommended to the Common Council creation of the Linwood Lafayette Urban Development Action Area. That would give developer TM Montante some property tax breaks to make the financing numbers work.

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City Hall is looking to ease some of the rules of Buffalo's Green Code to get work started again on the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle hospital site.

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The Buffalo Planning Board Monday cleared the way for construction of another building on the former site of the old Millard Fillmore Hospital at Gates Circle.

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The look of Buffalo's Gates Circle has changed drastically, as the new Canterbury Woods senior housing rises on the site of the old Millard Fillmore Hospital. An even larger project is now starting on the site.

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Construction may have started on the first building on Buffalo's Gates Circle, where Millard Fillmore Hospital used to loom over traffic, but there are a lot of unresolved issues.

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While the planned Green Code is supposed to do away with special zoning districts, City Hall is in the midst of starting a new one. This zoning district would be the site of the former Millard Fillmore Hospital on Gates Circle.

Now that the fight over the Canterbury Woods senior housing on Gates Circle appears to be resolved, the possibility of other fights revolve around other buildings on the former Millard Fillmore Hospital land.

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After months of infighting and a series of often-contentious public meetings, the city Planning Board Monday approved construction of the Canterbury Woods senior housing project on Gates Circle.

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The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday accepted the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Study for the $150 million Gates Circle project. Next, the public will get its chance to comment on the project.

While development in downtown Buffalo has been booming, there is one large exception to the trend. The city's tallest building, One Seneca Tower, remains largely undeveloped. "Wish I could write some sort of happy ending to this, but I just don't see it," said Jim Fink of Business First on WBFO's Press Pass.

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It's been almost three years since Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital closed its doors after more than a century of care. Actual clean-up and demolition of the site starts this week.

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The redevelopment of the old Milliard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital site may include a new YMCA. The new facility would replace the YMCA's building in North Buffalo which first opened on Delaware Avenue nearly 90 years ago.

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While details are still in flux, T.M. Montante is moving forward with its $63 million development of the old Millard Fillmore Hospital site on Gates Circle. The public was invited to talk about it Monday night at the Burchfield Penney Art Gallery.