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01/27/2015$25M Housing Project OK'd Near Buffalo State Campus

Jan. 27--City planners Tuesday approved a $25 million housing complex on Forest Avenue designed to attract SUNY Buffalo State students. The 10-building complex planned for 100 Forest Ave. would include 176 suite-style apartments that could house as many as 592 students, Two community activists at Tuesday's meeting objected to the plan, saying the proposed building style doesn't fit in with the ...
01/27/2015Buffalo Planning Board Considers Ciminelli's Plans for Downtown Apartments

Jan. 27--City planners on Tuesday will get their first formal look at Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.'s plans to convert the former University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center building into apartments and commercial space, even as the developer is still deciding on a name for its new project. Ciminelli, which acquired the six-story building at 465 Washington St. late last year for $2.34 ...
01/27/2015Developers Lay Out Plans for 'Major' Subdivision at Shawnee and Klemer Roads in Wheatfield

Jan. 27--WHEATFIELD -- Plans for a "major" subdivison at Shawnee and Klemer roads were aired Monday night before the town board. Mike Eggers, owner of the property, along with Jim Fittante of Fittante Architecture approached the board with a plan to build homes on five parcels, which have have been divided up from one large 13.3-acre parcel. Since there are at least five proposed lots, the ...
01/26/2015Hard Rock (Again) Dips Toe Into Atlantic City Casino Market

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Florida's Seminole Indians are renewing their torturous debate about entering Atlantic City's gambling market. The tribe, which owns the Hard Rock brand, has long played the role of Hamlet, wrestling for years with the question of whether to be (or not to be) in the city. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission will hold a special meeting Thursday to consider ...
01/25/2015Planned Rail Link to NYC's LaGuardia Airport Seen as Long Overdue

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in Queens. The salesman who makes that trek about twice a month is among legions of travelers applauding what they see as a long overdue proposal from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: build a ...
01/24/2015R.I. Panel to Study Limiting Bids on Public Works Contracts to Companies With Apprentice Programs

Jan. 24--PROVIDENCE -- The labor-backed drive to limit who can bid on publicly funded construction projects in Rhode Island resumes at the State House next week. A first meeting has been scheduled Thursday for the study commission created at the tail end of the 2014 legislative session as a "compromise" in the heated debate over the bid-limiting proposal that cleared the Senate again last ...
01/23/2015Solar Energy: Building a New Industry in WNY From the Ground Up

Jan. 23--One of the world's biggest solar panel factories is arising from the rubble of a long-abandoned steel plant in South Buffalo. The potential exists for a second solar panel plant in Buffalo, the product of a budding relationship between the state and a prominent Japanese solar module manufacturer. With SolarCity pledging to create 2,900 new jobs from its new factory now under ...
01/23/2015State Officials Warn About Condition of N.J.'s Roads and Bridges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials, from the leaders of the Democrat-controlled Legislature to Gov. Chris Christie's transportation commissioner, along with outside groups are stepping up warnings about the dire state of New Jersey's bridges, roads and tunnels. Here's a look at key questions surrounding the debate over the transportation trust fund. WHAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH THE TRANSPORTATION ...
01/23/2015Oneonta Eyes Plans for $320K Housing Grant

Jan. 23--Housing plans and projects are evolving in the city of Oneonta through action this week by the Planning Commission and Common Council. Late last year, the city was notified by the Affordable Housing Corp. of a $320,000 grant under the Affordable Homeownership Development Program, City Manager Martin Murphy said Thursday. The Common Council at its meeting Tuesday authorized the acting ...
01/22/2015Three Injured In Hamden Construction Accident

Jan. 22--HAMDEN -- Three men were injured and Amtrak is shutting down a track Thursday afternoon following a nearby a construction accident on State Street, police said. Three men fell from a lift at the construction site, the police department said via Twitter. They were taken to the hospital for injuries that were not life threatening. According to the fire department, the accident happened ...
01/22/2015General Assembly Bill Would Earmark Percentage of R.I. Sales Tax for School Construction

Jan. 22--PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Sen. Ryan W. Pearson is proposing using a small percentage of the state's 7-percent sales tax to pay for school construction in an effort to encourage school districts to maintain their buildings rather than wait until they are falling apart. Pearson, D-Cumberland, proposed a similar measure last year as chair of the Senate task force on school construction. The ...
01/22/2015Condo Project Proposed for Last Waterfront Village Site

Jan. 22--A city economic development agency this morning is expected to award Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. the exclusive rights to develop the last remaining residential parcel in the Waterfront Village area with a 30-unit condo and townhome project. The Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, at its meeting Thursday, is scheduled to approve Ciminelli's $19.5 million proposal for the 2.4-acre property at ...
01/22/2015Hundreds Displaced in New Jersey Apartment Building Fire

EDGEWATER, New Jersey (AP) — Hampered by winds and frigid temperatures, firefighters battled a huge fire Wednesday night at a New Jersey apartment complex that sent flames sky high and made smoke visible from New York City across the Hudson River. There were no initial reports of injuries in the blaze that broke out around 4:30 p.m. (2130 GMT) at The Avalon at Edgewater in the city of ...
01/21/2015Money for MTA Budget Tops Transit Groups' Wishlists

Jan. 21--Making sure the MTA has enough money to get new subway cars and buses, fix tracks and maintain other equipment for smooth day-to-day service is at the top of transit organizations' agenda for 2015. A group of seven New York transportation advocacy groups -- Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives among them -- for the first time has put out a 10-point transit agenda to ...
01/21/2015Big Condo Planned in Jersey City

Jan. 21-- A Chinese developer plans to construct a 760-unit condo building in Jersey City that, at 95 stories, would be the tallest structure in New Jersey, Mayor Steven Fulop said on Tuesday. The building would be built at 99 Hudson St., a block from the Hudson River, by China Overseas America of New York City, an affiliate of the large, Beijing-based construction company, China State ...
01/21/2015Local Developer Purchasing Rodeway Inn, Converting it Into Apartments

Jan. 21--WATERTOWN -- Local real estate investor Brian H. Murray is adding an Arsenal Street hotel with a dubious past to his growing portfolio. Mr. Murray is in the process of purchasing the Rodeway Inn, 652 Arsenal St., for $1.3 million and plans to convert the two-story hotel into 48 studio and one-bedroom apartments. He has been putting together the deal to acquire the property for a few ...
01/21/2015Cuomo's Budget Signals Big Reforms for Public Schools, More Charters

Jan. 21--ALBANY -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signaled his second term will be guided by the same issues as his first four years: changes to the public schools, holding to the left on social issues, controlling property taxes, expanding the economy, promoting big capital spending projects and making more strides to improve ethics in Albany. Many of the details of the governor's fifth State of the ...
01/21/2015Water Company Settles Traffic Lawsuits

Jan. 21--GLENS FALLS -- Just Beverages on Tuesday announced it has settled a pair of lawsuits with developer Thomas O'Neill relating to the company's plans to open a water packaging plant at the former St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church on Broad Street. "The settlement calls for a significant reduction in Just-related vehicle traffic on New Pruyn Street. The lawsuits will be discontinued," ...
01/21/2015City Panel to Review Plans for Projects on Pine, Elm

Jan. 21--Proposals to build a one-story house on Pine Street and a replacement garage at an Elm Street property will be reviewed by the Oneonta Planning Commission, which meets Wednesday night. Housing Visions residential development projects, which were tabled at last month's meeting, aren't on the agenda. Planners will convene in Common Council Chambers at City Hall, 258 Main St., at 7 p.m. ...
01/20/2015N.Y. Gov. Unveils Plans for LaGuardia Airport Rail Link

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans Tuesday to fulfill a long-held dream for New York City travelers: a rail link to LaGuardia Airport, one of the busiest airports in the nation. The plan calls for an elevated AirTrain that would connect the airport, located in relative isolation in Queens along the Flushing Bay waterfront, with a busy transit hub 1.5 miles away. Cuomo ...
01/20/2015Newtown Zoning Change Aims at Leverage Over Developers

Jan. 20--NEWTOWN -- After five years of planning and months of public hearings, the Planning and Zoning Commission has adopted a new rule that officials say will increase the town's leverage with developers of high-density projects. But some residents have objected to the rule change, saying they fear it might open the door to a multifamily housing project they strongly oppose; one that is ...
01/20/2015ProCon Expands HQ, Has 'Projects From NH to Maine'

Jan. 20--The construction industry has had a tough time emerging from the recession, but don't tell that to Mark Stebbins, who along with his wife, Sally, owns ProCon, the state's largest architectural and engineering firm. Construction employment in New Hampshire declined at an annual rate of -2.9 percent from 2008 to 2013. While ProCon felt the slowdown in 2008 and 2009, the company has been ...
01/20/2015Forum to Help Imagine life for AC Beyond Casinos

Jan. 20--ATLANTIC CITY -- Can Atlantic City be a real place, a city with a life separate from its casino identity? Philadelphia developer John Longacre (American Sardine Bar, South Philly Tap Room, Newbold) thinks so. "Every time a casino closes I get goose bumps," he says. That's because Longacre -- along with a handful of developers who are to gather at a noon forum Wednesday on new housing ...
01/20/2015Mass. Erosion Report Eyes No-Construction Zones

Jan. 20--A new report on coastal erosion suggests the state should adopt no-construction buffer zones, be more willing to experiment with new ways to combat erosion, and incorporate "sea-level rise scenarios" when new developments are proposed along the coast. Those are some of the most impactful recommendations made in the 134-page draft report, drawn up by the Massachusetts Coastal Erosion ...
01/19/2015Plans for $10M Office Building Going Before Norway, Maine, Board

Jan. 19--NORWAY -- The architect for Western Maine Health's $10 million expansion project is expected to meet with the Planning Board next month as officials prepare to break ground in April. Code Enforcement Officer Joelle Corey-Whitman, who met with the project architect and fire Chief Dennis Yates on Thursday, said it appears the architectural firm SMRT Inc. and hospital officials will ...

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