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07/06/2015Tappan Zee tab still in question

July 06--ALBANY -- The tale of New York state's long road to the construction of a replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge spans three decades and five governors. It carries millions of dollars spent on seemingly endless planning, chased more recently by at least $4 billion in expected costs for the new bridge, a sleek tuning-fork design that's expected to be completed in 2018. Put another way: ...
07/05/2015Probe Intensifies Into Port Authority of NY and NJ Use of Road Funds

July 05--At the Port Authority, even the lawyers are getting lawyers. More than 15 officials -- including three in-house attorneys -- have lawyered up amid an escalating investigation into the Port Authority's decision to redirect $1.8 billion in toll money from its Hudson River crossings to fix roads in New Jersey. The development signals that the 15-month-old joint investigation by the ...
07/05/2015Residents skeptical of city plan for neglected LaSalle Park

July 05--To many people, it should be one of the glittering jewels of the Buffalo parks system: LaSalle Park. But the waterfront park -- nestled between the Black Rock Channel and the Niagara Thruway, with an expansive view of Lake Erie -- has turned into a rutty, pothole-pocked eyesore often littered with park debris. Or, as one person put it, "Buffalo's worst park in Buffalo's best ...
07/05/2015Two companies are eyeing proposed airport business park

July 05--Tweet WATERTOWN -- Two companies have expressed interest in becoming the first major tenants of the planned business park at Watertown International Airport. Donald C. Alexander, CEO of the Jefferson County Local Development Corp., told the county's Industrial Development Agency board on Thursday that two unidentified companies are interested in moving into the business park proposed ...
07/04/2015Solar farms, sheep-grazing go hand in hand

July 04--Much goes into perfecting a solar farm. There are metal beams and motors and highly technical programming that shifts panels for optimal sun exposure -- and the technology is constantly advancing. But the latest additions to some solar sites in New Jersey are a bit more primal. They have four legs, hooves, and a hankering for grass and clover. You may have heard of them: sheep. On at ...
06/26/2015County to hold hearing on new jail complex

June 26--Community resistance to the proposed site of a $37 million public safety complex in the town of Schoharie has prompted the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors to organize a pubic hearing on the project. The forum will be held at 6 p.m. on July 6 at the county office building at 284 Main St., Schoharie. The county has already made a $5,000 down payment for the 2.3 acre parcel, part ...
06/26/2015'Transformational' project proposed for SUNY Buffalo State neighborhood

June 26--A developer plans to knock down dozens of dilapidated houses over the next five years and build student housing for 750 college students adjacent to SUNY Buffalo State, a project that city and college officials predict will transform the neighborhood. Apartments for 300 students, in the first phase, could open by September 2016. When completed, the project would cost between $75 ...
06/26/2015Officials predict student housing proposal will transform SUNY Buffalo State neighborhood

June 26--A developer plans to knock down dozens of dilapidated houses over the next five years and build student housing for 750 college students adjacent to SUNY Buffalo, a project that city and college officials predict will transform the neighborhood. Apartments for 300 students, in the first phase, could open by September 2016. When completed, the project would cost between $75 million and ...
06/25/2015$20.6 million USDA meat processing plant planned at Watertown business park

June 25--Tweet SACKETS HARBOR -- A $20.6 million meat processing facility certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been planned at the Jefferson County Corporate Park by a local developer and a group of farmers. Plans for the 42,000-square-foot facility at the park off outer Coffeen Street in the town of Watertown, about a mile west of Interstate 81, were announced Thursday by ...
06/24/2015New York University Study Finds Savings in Use of Design-Build Approach

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A report from New York University on Wednesday projected major savings from combining contracts to design and build public works, citing savings from the approach already in use on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. NYU's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management said 41 states use so-called design-build for most public construction, while New York four years ago first ...
06/23/2015Hiring to start for new Coxsackie distribution center

June 23--COXSACKIE -- A Virginia-based distributor of plumbing supplies is preparing to hire up to 100 workers at its new distribution warehouse in Coxsackie. Ferguson Enterprises, the nation's largest distributor of plumbing supplies, expects to start interviewing prospective employees by the end of the month, according to company officials. Applications are available online at ...
06/23/2015Nearly $1M in EPA grants to help fund cleanups in Camden

June 23--U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials stood in front of a verdant baseball diamond Monday morning in Camden. The field used to be a landfill where folks from across the city dumped their trash, including chemicals and medical waste. "As I look out behind me, I remember what it once was," U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D., N.J) said. But Norcross joined EPA officials not to tout a ...
06/22/2015After big buildup, LG plans for Englewood Cliffs in limbo

June 22--One year ago, Englewood Cliffs Mayor Joseph Parisi Jr. stood before a crowd of reporters and called for a compromise to the protracted dispute between LG Electronics USA and those who oppose the company's plans to build a 143-foot office building along the Palisades cliffs. But even as both sides say they continue to talk, no agreement has been announced, litigation to curtail LG's ...
06/21/2015Hotel industry booming in North Jersey

June 21--An improving economy and a surge in business and leisure travel have led to plans for new hotels in Teaneck, Rutherford, Wayne, Paramus, Secaucus and other North Jersey towns. Hotel construction dropped in the state and nation after the 2007-09 recession curtailed travel. But hotel occupancy rates -- as well as nightly room prices -- have rebounded to their highest levels in decades, ...
06/21/2015Manufacturing a turnaround: Former American Axle plant on East Side finds a new direction

June 21--When American Axle & Manufacturing shut its East Side plant more than seven years ago, the outlook was bleak. The plant had operated, under different identities, in the Delavan-Grider neighborhood for about 85 years. Good jobs vanished with the closing. And with American Axle gone, who would need a manufacturing complex with more than 1 million square feet? The answer came from more ...
06/20/2015County OKs funds for NCCC

June 20--The county legislature this week OK'd the county's annual financial sponsorship of Niagara County Community College. The county will contribute $8.87 million toward the college's $50 million spending plan for the 2015-2016 school year. It's the same amount the county has pledged for the past nine years. The legislature also OK'd an allocation of $10 million toward the college's $25 ...
06/18/2015Botanical Gardens hires architect for master plan project

June 18--A New York City architect who earned acclaim for the visitor center she designed for the Martin House Complex has been tapped for another project in Buffalo. Toshiko Mori has been hired to develop a master plan for the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. The master plan is expected to address improvements to conservatory displays and interior plant collections, new exterior ...
06/17/2015Neighbors air concerns over plans for Gates Circle complex

June 17--The planned mixed-use community on the site of the former Millard Fillmore Hospital on Gates Circle has some neighbors concerned about possible parking, traffic and other problems. TM Montante Development is seeking to build an eight-building complex with more than 500 residents, a gym, a grocery store, offices and other retail space. Overall plans call for 630,000 square feet of ...
06/17/2015$300M Schenectady casino proposal faces review

June 17--SCHENECTADY -- The city Planning Commission is slated Wednesday to review the preliminary site plan for the 50,000-square-foot Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor. The gambling hall, which will feature 66 table games, 1,150 slot machines, a steak house, entertainment lounge, market place restaurant with light fare, spa and banquet facility, is considered the centerpiece of a $480 million ...
06/17/2015Barnegat residents fight plan for 180 apartments

June 17--BARNEGAT -- The woods across the street from Tony and Tanya Algozzini's house in Settlers Landing may not last long. Next week, the township Planning Board will hear an application to build 180 luxury apartments and 33,600 square feet of retail space on 13.7 acres between Route 9, Georgetown Boulevard and Old Main Shore Road. The complex, called "The Edge at Barnegat," would replace ...
06/16/2015ECC to be included in plans for Ellicott Street grocery store project

June 16--The city's plans to get a grocery store, condominiums and a parking ramp on a vacant downtown parking lot near the public library will now have a new potential tenant in the mix: Erie Community College. City officials on Tuesday announced that the two-year community college wants to be part of the process of exploring how to redevelop the city-owned property at 201 Ellicott St. The ...
06/16/2015Deal to bring new bottler of drinks to ex-Ocean Spray plant

June 16--A developer of former industrial spaces announced Tuesday that it will soon finalize a deal to purchase the closed Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown and that it already has lined up its first tenant -- another beverage bottler. Modern Recycled Spaces, of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, has reached an agreement valued "in excess of $10 million" with the Ocean Spray cooperative to buy ...
06/16/2015Erie County commercial real estate sales active in May

June 16--Commercial real estate sales activity heated up significantly in May after a somewhat tepid April, as a well-known local shopping plaza, an independent-living community, and a trio of Red Roof Inn hotels topped the list of recent deals last month. The $24.8 million purchase of the 10.07-acre Montgomery Park senior community by NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., a New York City-based real ...
06/16/2015PerkinElmer joining AMRI on Buffalo biotech hub

June 16--PerkinElmer, a maker of high-tech equipment used in the pharmaceutical industry, has agreed to join Albany Molecular Research Inc. in a new, multimillion-dollar drug development hub soon to open on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, The Buffalo News has learned. A top state official confirmed the formal agreement Tuesday morning, 18 months after the companies' interest in a ...
06/16/2015Bloomberg Philanthropies gives $100M to Cornell NYC campus

NEW YORK (AP) — Announcing a $100 million donation, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined his successor Tuesday to break ground for Cornell University's new high-tech campus in New York City. Bloomberg and Mayor Bill de Blasio toured the Cornell Tech site before announcing the gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies that will help fund the construction of the new campus on Roosevelt ...

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