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04/28/2015Contractor again sues Town of Tonawanda over another rejected bid

April 28--A general contractor has again taken legal action against the Town of Tonawanda after another of its low bids on the Parker-Fries sewer replacement project was rejected last week by the Town Board. The board on April 20 accepted the approximately $9.52 million bid by Concrete Applied Technologies Corp. of Alden for the fourth -- and final -- phase of the project. But, in court ...
04/28/2015Old Lockport Walmart likely to be subdivided, Smith says

April 28--LOCKPORT -- The original Lockport Walmart has sat vacant since the retail giant opened its new Lockport center in January, but Supervisor Marc R. Smith said Monday that there are ideas afoot for its reuse. Smith said after a meeting on the future of the Transit North corridor, as the town has dubbed the Route 78 commercial strip, that the owner of the vacant store, DDR Corp. of ...
04/27/2015SolarCity factory slowing taking shape

April 27--The SolarCity solar panel factory on South Park Avenue in Buffalo is slowly taking shape, with a steel rib of the plant now stretching nearly from one end of the site to the other. And now that the weather has finally cleared, the pace of work is expected to pick up rapidly on the sprawling 1.2 million-square-foot factory -- big enough to hold eight Home Depot stores. On Monday, ...
04/27/2015Port Authority to vote on funding for new AirTrain at Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Liberty Airport's aging monorail could be in for a total makeover. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is scheduled to vote this week on whether to commit tens of millions of dollars for planning and designing a system to replace the AirTrain, which has operated at the airport since the mid-1990s and which the agency says is in need of replacement. At ...
04/27/2015Town homes rise in North Jersey

April 27--In Montvale, land is being cleared for a new town house development near the New York State line. In Wood-Ridge, new town houses are rising on an old industrial site. And 150 new town houses are under construction in Allendale. As the economy and housing market continue to recover in New Jersey and nationwide, these and other projects suggest a renewed interest in the attached, ...
04/27/2015SUNY Adirondack plans business, tech buildings

April 27--QUEENSBURY -- SUNY Adirondack is applying for a $10 million grant to make its proposed Workforce Readiness Center a reality. President Kristine Duffy updated the Board of Trustees last week about the proposal to construct a building on campus that would house a variety of programs, including the Office of Continuing Education, an entrepreneur development program and resource for ...
04/24/2015Pipeline builders seek to start by summer

April 24--The Constitution Pipeline project has gained legal access to property all along its 124-mile route from northeastern Pennsylvania to Schoharie County, and its planners hope to begin construction this summer, a spokesman for the project said Thursday. "We received access to the last two outstanding properties last week, and now we have access to 100 percent of the properties," ...
04/24/2015Approval of Erie County road, bridge plan revives borrowing debate

April 24--The Erie County Legislature on Thursday unanimously approved a $30 million road and bridge repair package for the 2015 construction season, along with a resolution to borrow $35 million for various capital projects. But instead of resolving the issue, the vote reignited the debate on who should borrow the money: the county or its state-appointed financial control board. It remains ...
04/23/2015City development arm eyeing more land for East Side industrial park

April 23--The 36-acre Northlands Avenue Belt Line Corridor industrial development project on the East Side may get a little more land than originally expected, as a nearby property owner wants to sell his parcel to the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. The agency in charge of buying up and overseeing the real estate and buildings for the state's planned light-industrial manufacturing hub is ...
04/22/2015Local state parks getting $14 million for upgrades

April 22--Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday plans to spend upward of $71 million for parks and historic sites across the state including $14 million for projects in Western New York. For Niagara Falls State Park, $4.3 million has been earmarked to continue the revitalization initiative on Goat Island where major work has been under way for months. The breakdown for other projects funded in ...
04/22/2015Central Park Plaza redevelopment envisions livable Highland Park

April 22--Construction firm LPCiminelli now plans to redevelop the 27-acre former Central Park Plaza over three phases of work into about 800 apartments, walk-ups and townhomes in a neighborhood transformation that officials hope will also encourage further investment by the city and private sector in local infrastructure and accompanying retail businesses. The vast project, dubbed Highland ...
04/21/2015Court filing lists many errors that helped kill Revel casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The former owners of the Revel casino are acknowledging a long list of mistakes that helped kill the $2.4 billion resort, including an onerous energy contract that strangled it from the get-go. A proposed disclosure statement for its bankruptcy case filed Monday includes a history of Revel, which shut down last September without having turned a profit. The filing ...
04/21/2015Developers of 330-mile Canada-to-NYC Transmission Line Secure Permits

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Developers of a proposed 330-mile transmission line to bring lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City say they have secured all the needed state and federal siting permits. Transmission Developers Inc. says Tuesday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit allowing the Champlain Hudson Power Express project to be placed in U.S. waters along the ...
04/21/2015BRIEF: Lofts planned for factory

April 21--COLONIE -- A decade after developer Uri Kaufman first broke ground on a project to turns mills into housing in Cohoes, he was in Menands on Monday, intending to do the same with the former Albany International headquarters. The last of Cohoes' Harmony Mills buildings has been completed, a $70 million project that created more than 300 apartments. The Lofts at Albany International, a ...
04/18/2015Times Union property eyed for shopping center

April 18--COLONIE -- A 50-acre shopping center on the scale of the redeveloped Latham Circle Mall with two big-box stores, two restaurants and a smaller retail space is being proposed by a Massachusetts developer on wooded land owned by the Hearst Corp. behind the Times Union newspaper plant. Companies reportedly interested in the site along Exit 4 of the Northway are Costco, a wholesale ...
04/17/2015State providing $12.5 million for NCCC project

April 17--SANBORN -- Niagara Community College's bid to build a new "learning commons" received a $12.5 million boost on Thursday. During a press conference on the campus, state Sen. Robert Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, announced the appropriation of $12.5 million from the New York State budget to help transform the college's Henrietta G. Lewis library into a technologically sophisticated "learning ...
04/17/2015City officials, contractors meet on Arena project; start date undetermined

April 17--WATERTOWN -- City officials won't know for another two weeks when work on the $10.3 million arena upgrade will begin. On Monday, about 15 city officials and representatives of the general contractor and subcontractor met to discuss how to proceed with the major renovations of the Watertown Municipal Arena. "We laid the groundwork to coordinate the project," City Engineer Justin L. ...
04/16/2015Warren County bridge project stalled by state delay

April 16--HORICON -- Warren County's plans to build a new bridge over the Schroon River have been stalled by the state's inability to tell the county what type of state land the bridge would cross, but Horicon's supervisor said this week he would rather see an alternative project pursued for residents who were cut off by the closure of a bridge six years ago. A dispute over state land that ...
04/14/2015Colonie to hear Wolf Road hotel plans

April 14--COLONIE -- The developers of a hotel and office building along Wolf Road said they have a hotel company and office headquarters lined up, although they weren't yet prepared Monday to identify them. First Columbia LLC said in a filing with the town of Colonie that it has attracted a brand for the proposed hotel, a six-story, 200-room structure, as well as a tenant for its office ...
04/14/201569th Street terminal building getting upgrade

April 14--A $19.6 million project to transform a century-old building at the gritty 69th Street terminal complex into a sleek, modern structure that will be greener and more passenger-friendly was officially begun Monday. "This is going to be a model for how we will be able to make old buildings sustainable," said Rep. Patrick Meehan (R., Pa.), one of several politicians at Monday's ...
04/12/2015Orleans, N.Y. Considers Options for Bringing Clean Water to Route 12

April 12--LAFARGEVILLE -- The town of Orleans will mull over connecting to the town of Alexandria Bay water system or creating their own water treatment facility to connect homes with contaminated water along Route 12. Town Engineer Robert J. Campany said connecting to the waterline that is going to be constructed this spring from the village of Alexandria Bay would be easier to be built. He ...
04/11/2015325-Mile, $4B Gas Pipeline Would Link Pennsylvania, New England

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — New York landowners along the planned 124-mile Constitution Pipeline are getting details of a second major natural gas pipeline proposed to cut through their property, this one a 325-mile link from Pennsylvania to New England. Construction workers in economically distressed southern New York are ecstatic about the job possibilities, but landowners who have been fighting ...
04/10/2015Former Hamburg, N.Y. Convent Slated for $50M Housing Project

April 10--A sprawling former Southtowns convent that at one time housed several hundred Catholic nuns is slated to become a mixture of market-rate apartments, townhomes, retail space and an assisted-living facility after a team of new owners took control of the property this week. The former Immaculate Conception Convent property at 5272 South Park Ave. was acquired Wednesday by Nick Sinatra's ...
04/09/2015Delaware County Gives Cool Reception to Pipeline Planners

April 09--DELHI -- The proposed Tennessee Gas Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline project drew a chilly reception Wednesday from Delaware County's top official and several other members of the county's Board of Supervisors. "It's upsetting a lot of our constituents," James Eisel Sr., the Harpersfield town supervisor and the chairman of the county board, told a cadre of NED pipeline ...
04/08/2015Radioactive Past No Barrier to Manchester, N.J. Development

April 08--MANCHESTER -- Decades ago a portion of the former Heritage Minerals' mining quarry was dotted with signs warning of radiation. In the future, that space could be transformed into a grass-covered park not far from thousands of new homes and businesses. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission once licensed operations at the mining quarry, spread over 7,000 acres of forest wedged between ...

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