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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 ...
01/19/2015Developer Shakes Off County's Hotel Niagara Concerns

Jan. 19--SANBORN -- Comments made recently by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency chairman regarding the rehabilitation of a landmark downtown hotel have left the developer "seething." Chairman Henry M. Sloma expressed concern over funding in light of the changing scope of the Hotel Niagara project during a meeting Wednesday. The developer, Harry Stinson, made official in December ...
01/18/2015Mystic Seaport Unveils Plans for Bold New Exhibition Building by Centerbrook Architects

Jan. 18--Just when we might have thought Mystic Seaport would have a hard time topping its Charles W. Morgan summer -- taking a 19th-century whaling ship out sailing -- the museum broke ground on a new project that will transform a major part of its campus and help remake the main tourism corridor into Mystic. The seaport has somehow made topping the great Charles W. Morgan summer of 2014 look ...
01/17/2015New York State Thruway Authority Head Faces Long List of Problems

Jan. 17--When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo tapped Robert L. Megna last week to head the New York State Thruway Authority, the appointment was widely recognized as a Capitol veteran wise in the ways of Albany. But Megna -- who enjoys Cuomo's confidence as his long time budget director -- may be inheriting problems too daunting even for an Albany wizard. Not only must he manage the 570-mile Thruway, he ...
01/16/2015NYC Officials: Guardrail Fell 81 Stories From Tower Work Site

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say construction has resumed at a midtown Manhattan tower after a guardrail fell from the 81st floor and landed in front of an occupied building. No one was injured in the mishap Wednesday. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1ubYCqX ) says the city's Department of Buildings immediately issued a stop-work order, citing a hoist malfunction. The agency says the hoist ...
01/15/2015Buzzer Sounds on Izod Center: Arena Expected to Close After Years of Decline

Jan. 15--The Christie administration wants to close the Izod Center, which has been a key component of the Meadowlands Sports Complex for 34 years, perhaps as soon as the end of this month. The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority board will be asked at its monthly meeting today to approve a plan that would shutter the 18,000-seat arena by the end of March. The date would be moved up if ...
01/15/2015Water Concerns Gush Forth at Pipeline Hearing

Jan. 15--COBLESKILL -- The importance of protecting the quality of the region's water was emphasized by a parade of residents who sounded off Wednesday night with their concerns about the potential impacts of the $683 million dollar Constitution Pipeline projects. "The pipeline goes through the aquifer from which the valley gets its water," Harold Wright, 35, of the Middleburgh hamlet of Ecker ...
01/15/2015New York State DEC Names Excellence Award Recipients

Jan. 15--ALBANY -- The state Department of Environmental Conservation on Wednesday honored six organizations for innovative environmental programs at its annual Excellence Awards. DEC Commissioner Joe Martens said winners were "having a positive impact on our economy and their voluntary, innovative and sustainable actions address the environmental challenges facing our communities, state, ...
01/15/2015Somerset PILOT Extension Approved

Jan. 15--The PILOT extension for Somerset Operating Company, LLC was approved Wednesday by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors. In December, the company, formerly known as AES Somerset, which operates a coal-fired plant on Lake Road, came to the board asking for an extension to help the company continue to operate. Niagara County's biggest taxpayer had a current ...
01/15/2015Status of Hotel Niagara Project Debated

Jan. 15--SANBORN -- Comments made at Wednesday's board meeting by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency chairman regarding the rehabilitation of a landmark hotel in downtown Niagara Falls caught the project developer off guard. NCIDA Chairman Henry M. Sloma expressed concern during a board meeting Wednesday over funding for the redevelopment of the Hotel Niagara in light of what he ...
01/15/2015Attorney Hired to Probe Buffalo Schools Project

Jan. 15--The Buffalo School Board voted on Wednesday to hire an attorney to investigate spending on the Joint Schools Construction Project, following the release of information that suggests developer LPCiminelli may have received an unusually large payout. Attorney Harter Secrest will review the $1.4 billion contract to see if there was any potential breach of the agreement, and could ...
01/14/2015New Architectural Guidelines Aim to Protect New Milford's Character

Jan. 14--NEW MILFORD -- For decades, the town of New Milford has let developing its economic base outweigh maintaining its traditional New England character. Danbury Road, aka Route 7 North, has become a strip of box stores as the Zoning Commission has bowed to the wishes of town officials to bring in commercial business at all costs. However, Richard Saitta, a commission alternate, has acted ...

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