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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 ...
04/08/2015Editorial: A Secret SUNY Expansion

April 08--We would like to think only good things are happening at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute campus in Albany, but it's difficult to tell because the public is usually the last to know. Case in point: The recently issued request for proposals to build dormitories for up to 500 students near SUNY Poly, which includes what used to be known as the College of Nanoscale Science and ...
04/07/2015Pilgrim Village Developers Scaling Back Project Near Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

April 07--The developers of a proposed new mid-rise apartment building on the Pilgrim Village site just north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are scaling back their project and rearranging their parking plans to reduce costs and address problems they encountered with the previous design. Pilgrim Village owner MHT Holdings Inc. and partner McGuire Development Co. have cut back the first ...
04/07/2015N.Y. Revamps Brownfields Cleanups, Tightens NYC Tax Credits

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is tightening the tax credits for cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated commercial and industrial sites called brownfields, generally limiting the rebuilding credits in New York City to less lucrative property. Established in 2003, the program will run 10 more years under the deal recently approved by the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the state budget. ...
04/07/2015NYC Officials: Four Construction Workers Seriously Injured in Partial Wall Collapse

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say four construction workers were hurt at a building being demolished near Grand Central Terminal when a crumbling interior wall fell and hit them. A fire department spokesman says the men were all taken to Bellevue Hospital Center after the accident occurred about 10 a.m. Tuesday; they were in stable condition. Richard Wilde, the citywide coordinator ...
04/07/2015Watertown Arena Project Moves Ahead With 4-1 Vote

April 07--WATERTOWN -- Councilman Joseph M. Butler Jr. said it basically came down to wasting nearly $700,000 on design costs for an arena project that would not get done. In discussing his decision to support the project Monday night, Mr. Butler said he would not be able to explain spending that much money and then not completing the much-debated, long-awaited upgrade of the Watertown ...
04/01/2015N.Y. State Budget Includes $200M for Clean Water Projects

April 01--Grants totaling $200 million for clean water projects for municipalities were approved in the new state budget, an issue environmental groups and local governments pushed as they deal with straining infrastructures. The spending was backed by Democratic Assemblymen Steve Otis of Westchester County and John McDonald of Albany County. "We are both former mayors and we know sewer and ...

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