Luxury apartment and retail project gets tax breaks from Amherst IDA

A project to convert a vacant Main Street building into high-end apartments and retail space is getting nearly $930,000 in tax breaks from the Amherst Industrial Development Agency.

The $9.2 million project will demolish the existing building at 5927-5951 Main St. and construct a three-story building, covering 56,000 square feet of space, that will include first-floor retail space and 20 upscale apartments on the second and third floors.

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Where We Live: Amherst

The Buffalo News

Where We Live: Amherst

A medical office building will be added to all the new development going up along Sweet Home Road, near the University at Buffalo.

The Amherst Town Board last week rezoned a one-acre parcel at 1306 Sweet Home Road, just south of Rensch Road, to general business for the development of a 5,000-square-foot single-story medical office building being proposed by Bevilacqua Development.

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Four More Dunkin’ Donuts Planned for Region

THE BUFFALO NEWS
By Sara DiNatale
News Business Reporter

Dunkin’ Donuts announced that Tim Cole, a Buffalo franchisee, signed agreements to build four Dunkin’ Donuts locations this year with Amherst-based Bevilacqua Development.

The new coffee and baked goods shops will be open in Lockport, Hanover and Amherst – one near UB’s North Campus and another on Transit Road. The buildings will have the “new modern look” Dunkin’ Donuts introduced this year.

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Amherst Grapples with Hotel Boom

THE BUFFALO NEWS

Amherst is in the midst of a hotel boom after nearly a decade of relative dormancy in the hospitality market – and not everybody is happy about it.

Three hotels are currently under construction or working toward site-plan approval. And Supervisor Barry Weinstein is asking the Town Board today to seek proposals for another new hotel or two at the site of the Northtown Center ice rink complex.

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Planning Board Delays Two Projects

THE BUFFALO NEWS
BY THOMAS J. PROHASKA – NEWS NIAGARA BUREAU

LOCKPORT – Plans for a Dunkin’ Donuts store and a business incubator building in the town industrial park were brought before the town Planning Board on Wednesday.

Both submissions were incomplete, and the board won’t act on them until next month at the earliest.

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A Change of Direction on Sweet Home

A change of direction on Sweet Home; New developments, many housing-based, are altering long-vacant landscape near UB

BUFFALO NEWS
BY Sandra Tan – NEWS STAFF REPORTER

Sweet Home Road is changing. The busy north-south Amherst corridor used to run through a vacant landscape, which University at Buffalo officials hoped would one day flourish.

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Amherst Fast-tracks $15 Million Luxury Apartment-hotel-retail Project

By Sandra Tan
BUFFALO NEWS STAFF REPORTER

A $15 million luxury apartment-hotel-retail project — the first of its kind in the region — was fast-tracked by the Amherst Town Board on Monday night. The 4.6-acre development will feature a 105-room Staybridge Suites hotel and two other buildings with first-floor retail and 42 luxury apartments.

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