“New Look for the Playdium Redev! 5-story Building for Central Ave! Apartment Project Pushback!”

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience in Albany City Hall once a month in which the fates of multi-million dollar projects are (partially) decided. Renderings! Massing! Stormwater! Public comments! And don’t forget… TRAFFIC AND PARKING! (Ha, just kidding, no one ever forgets traffic and parking.) Here’s what..





“Ciminelli Plans to Demolish Manhattan Avenue Warehouse”

Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. wants city permission to demolish a nearly century-old office and warehouse building at the Manhattan Avenue site where the company got its start more than three decades ago. The Amherst-based developer – which is moving its corporate headquarters to Buffalo – has applied to the Preservation Board for permission to take down a deteriorating one-story brick..

“Buffalo Museum of Science’s Restorations and Improvements for their New Observatory”

Historic restorations and improvements for the Buffalo Museum of Science’s new rooftop observatory are well underway. Work is being performed by General Contractor Picone Construction, which is updating the rotating dome’s functionality, while creating ADA-compliant access to the observatory and aerospace studio. When all is said and done, Buffalo will once again be home to..

“Historic Delaware Avenue Baptist Church for Sale”

An elaborate Medina sandstone church on Delaware Avenue that has housed the same Baptist congregation since it was built in 1894 is for sale for $895,000. But not because the congregation is shrinking. Unlike other churches that have sold property, the congregation of Delaware Avenue Baptist Church is growing, with more than 250 people. That’s still..