Our network

Real Estate

Grisanti Bill Exempts Buffalo Contractors From Asbestos Project Notification Fees For Demolitions

Grisanti Bill Exempts Buffalo Contractors From Asbestos Project Notification Fees For Demolitions

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that the Senate has passed his bill S.6248 to help Buffalo fight its vacant building problem by passing a labor law exemption for contractors employed by the City of Buffalo from payment of asbestos project notification fees for demolitions.  

The cost of an asbestos notification fee can be more than $4,000.  This fee is ultimately paid by the city and the taxpayers in the City of Buffalo.  Since July of 2008, over half of all demolitions in Buffalo have required an asbestos notification fee.  When a project is large, subdivided and has a garage, it is often viewed to be multiple projects thus requiring the submission of several notification fees to the state. 

Grisanti Proposes Bill to Increase Number of Green Homes Built In NY

Grisanti Proposes Bill to Increase Number of Green Homes Built In NY

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced his sponsorship of bill (S-6664) to establish a real property tax exemption of thirty five percent for a period of no longer than twenty years for homes that meet certain specific National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.  The goal of this legislation is to incentivize builders to invest in green homes which are typically more expensive to build.

Builders will have to ensure that the lot is located near mass transit, protects high value vegetation, soil improved with organic mulch, low flow showers and toilets mandated, energy star rating of 3.0 or higher, at least one renewable energy for the house, rain barrels provided at no less than 2 downspouts and over fifty percent of the internal components must be green certified products. These are some but not all of the requirements spelled out in the legislation.

Amherst Glen Senior Apartments Now Open on Weinberg Campus

Amherst Glen Senior Apartments Now Open on Weinberg Campus

It’s officially move in day at the new Amherst Glen Senior Apartments on Weinberg Campus.  The new building features 50, one-bedroom apartments – designed for low-income older adults, age 62+.  The new building is located at 465 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst.

Amherst Glen Senior Apartments is a beautifully landscaped two-story building across the street from the Weinberg Campus main entrance.  Rent is adjusted according to income and includes heat, hot water and cable.  Amenities include: automatic, handicap-accessible entrances; air conditioning; security intercom; emergency pull cords and engaging activities for independent adults. 

Apartments are still available.  Income restrictions apply.  Please call 639-3311 ext. 3326 for an application or more information.  Applications can also be downloaded online at: www.weinbergcampus.org

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership

 

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership to Transform Campus and Surrounding Neighborhoods into a Global Leader in Energy Innovation

 

  • Community stakeholders to be engaged in project development.
  • Retrofit of century-old home will demonstrate compatibility of modern energy use with preservation of historic structures.
  • Medical campus expected to grow to 12,000 employees, with increased energy needs.  Partnership will help manage usage through new technologies, training.

 

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

A popular program, “Researching Your House History,” will be presented by Cynthia Van Ness, MLS, the Historical Society’s Director of Library and Archives and a research expert. It will take place on Saturday, October 8, and will feature a talk to which all are welcome, plus an optional, exclusive hands-on workshop.

The first part of the program is a lecture, in the museum's auditorium, where Van Ness will speak about the museum research library’s resources, the specific tools that are available, and give tips for how to research a property in which you are interested.

No pre-registration is required for this part of the program; admission is $5 members/$7 non-members, which covers general admission for lecture alone.

Noah's Grand Island, a Refuge For His People

Noah's Grand Island, a Refuge For His People

"The desired spot in the State of New York to which I hereby invite my beloved people throughout the world, in common with those of every religious denomination, is called Grand Island, and on which I shall lay the foundation of a City of Refuge, to be called ARARAT"  

Major Mordecai Manuel Noah

Niagara County IDA Approves First-Ever Project Through Opportunity Zone Program

Niagara County IDA Approves First-Ever Project Through Opportunity Zone Program

Board also accepts application for assistance for construction of a new facility in Wheatfield and significant expansion to facility in North Tonawanda

The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA) Board of Directors today induced the application of assistance from the Greater Lockport Development Corporation (GLDC) for renovations to 57 Canal Street in the historic locks district in downtown Lockport.  The building is owned by the city of Lockport and leased to the GLDC.  The induced application for the GLDC is for a five-year PILOT is the first ever application through the Niagara County Opportunity Zone Program, which was created by the NCIDA to provide financial incentives in the form of tax abatements to commercial, retail and tourism based businesses to encourage reinvestment to rebuild urban centers in Niagara County.