“Architecture, Engineering Strive for Better Efficiency”

What sort of growth and/or expansion do you foresee in the architecture and/or engineering professions when the economy finally begins a solid turnaround? Thomas Jaeger, president, Kideney Architects, Amherst: With increased confidence in the economy, architects and engineers will likely see changes to provide services in three main areas: • Deferred maintenance for facilities owned..

“Downstate Co. Pays $1.2M for Main St. Site”

The redevelopment of the Packard Building, a historic Main Street structure, is expected to begin within the next few weeks now that the building has officially changed hands. Regan Development from Westchester County has acquired, the three-story, 70,000-square-foot building, paying $1.2 million. The deal closed may 7. In a series of transactions, Cash Realty of..

“Packard Building Reformation Moves Ahead”

The downstate firm that hopes to transform the historic Packard Building in Buffalo into apartments has begun to assemble its development team. Regan Development Corp. of Ardsley, which is overseeing the $4.5 million project, has retained Hamilton Houston Lownie Architects of Buffalo to serve as project architect. Other members of the development team include: Stohl..

“Planning Board Signs on for Canisius Plan”

Canisius High School received unanimous approval Tuesday from the Buffalo Planning Board for a proposed $14 million expansion. The plan calls for the demolition of Frauenheim Hall, which will be replaced by a 26,000-square-foot fieldhouse and a 27,000-square-foot to the Beecher Classroom wing for additional math and science classrooms. The planning board approval was the..