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Today in City Hall

By Jill Terreri

Good morning,

This post is coming to you from the ninth floor of City Hall, where the Planning Board meeting is about to start.

Rocco Termini has just arrived to talk about the Houk Lofts on Grote Street, and Adam and Kim Weitsman are here to talk about their plans for a scrap metal recycling facility at Military and Hertel.

The Grote Street project includes the renovation of the Houk Wire Wheel building for office, retail and 23 apartments.

The proposed recycling facility has created some controversy  in the neighborhood, and the board is expected to table the matter today, because of environmental concerns. Opponents to the project have sent postcards urging residents to register their opposition. So far, there don't appear to be many opponents in the room yet, but it is still early.

Also today, the Common Council's committees meet, at 9:45 and 10 a.m., and at 1 and 2 p.m. On the Community Development Committee agenda, at 1 p.m., is an update filed by the Seneca Gaming Corp. about its activities at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino downtown. It's not clear if it will be discussed or tabled.

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