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01/30/2015Multifamily Construction Surges in New Jersey

Jan. 30--As homeownership rates continue to drop, multifamily construction is surging in New Jersey _ making 2014 the busiest year for home building since the pre-recession year of 2006, and perhaps signaling an end to the age of sprawling single-family construction in the state. Builders started more than 28,000 housing units in the state last year, up 16 percent from 2013 and more than ...
01/30/2015New Owners of AM&A's Building Envision a Hotel at the Long-Vacant Site

Jan. 30--For 16 years, the former Adam Meldrum & Anderson Co. department store has sat vacant in the heart of downtown, an unwelcome reminder of the-once bustling shopping district's long decline. But this week -- in the clearest sign yet that the yellow-brick building appears on its way back -- workers set up Jersey barriers and erected fencing on Main, Washington and Eagle streets in advance ...
01/30/2015North Tonawanda Anticipating Windfall of Casino Cash Over the Next Two Years

Jan. 30--NORTH TONAWANDA -- Under a new agreement, casino cash will now be flowing into the city of North Tonawanda's coffers this year and next. The Common Council has been told to expect up to $200,000 for special projects over the two years. The only decision will be how to spend it. Niagara County Legislators Randy R. Brandt and Richard L. Andres, who both represent voters in North ...
01/29/2015DANC to Begin Public Comment Period for Southern Landfill Expansion

Jan. 29--WATERTOWN -- Preliminary plans for the Development Authority of the North Country's proposed southern expansion of its regional landfill in Rodman, which will be preceded by a capital project of up to about $8 million, were approved Thursday by board members. North country residents soon will have a chance to comment on the preliminary plan to expand the 78-acre landfill to the south ...
01/29/2015Cleanup Kicks Off West Side Housing Project

Jan. 29--A planned West Side apartment project that's been more than four years in the making is finally moving forward, as environmental cleanup begins on the former sign-painting site and the site plan goes before the city next month. Contractors from Benchmark Environmental this week will start excavating and disposing of about 3,600 tons of soil and fill materials at 295 Maryland St., near ...
01/29/2015Hard Rock Gets Preliminary OK to Enter New Jersey Market

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The company that has populated the globe with Hard Rock casinos and restaurants received preliminary approval to enter the Atlantic City casino market. And although the approval does not yet extend to other areas of the state where casinos may someday be legal, Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment is looking at the Meadowlands outside New York City, if that market ever ...
01/29/2015N.Y. Seeks Details from Thruway Authority on T.Z. Bridge Funding Plans

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There's new leadership at the New York Thruway Authority but no new answers for the state lawmakers who asked Thursday about how the state plans to pay for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement. The $3.9 billion bridge now under construction is set to replace the aging Hudson River crossing between Westchester and Rockland counties. But the state has provided little information ...
01/28/2015Orleans Water Project Remains $1.4M Short

Jan. 28--ORLEANS -- The proposed projects to provide safe water to a number of residents on Route 12 with contaminated private wells are still about $1.4 million short, and efforts to develop a municipal water system are moving at a snail's pace. "We'll remain positive and hope we can get the funding in place," Orleans Supervisor Kevin R. Rarick said. A proposed water district to serve homes ...
01/28/2015Gates Circle Project Gets $2M Loan

Jan. 28--The Erie County Industrial Development Agency's lending arm on Wednesday approved a $2 million loan to support redevelopment of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital complex. The Regional Development Corp. approved the loan to Gates Circle Holdings LLC. TM Montante Development, the lead developer on the project, formed Gates Circle Holdings to oversee $13 million in demolition, ...
01/28/2015Queensbury Developer Objects to a Bay Road Moratorium

Jan. 28--QUEENSBURY -- A proposed temporary moratorium on new residential construction along Bay Road appears to be intended to block his sale of property for a senior housing project, said developer Daniel Valente. "I fear that the end result is not something that I can tolerate," Valente said Monday at a Town Board public hearing on the proposed local law. Town Board members said there is no ...
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 ...
01/26/2015Chinese Firm Seeks to Build N.J.'s Tallest Building

The tallest building in New York City is a 96-story residential complex being completed in Midtown Manhattan. Now a Chinese real estate developer plans to put up a 95-story residential tower but not in the city. It will be across the Hudson River in New Jersey's waterfront. China Overseas Inc is building the tower at 99 Hudson Street. It will have 760 condominium units and be the "most ...
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 ...

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