Several interesting projects are in the works in Western New York.
Four that received help from the Erie County IDA are:
Kissling Interests is rehabbing a building at 298 Main St. in downtown Buffalo into six-floors of commercial space and five floors of loft apartments.
The former New Covenant Church and Fellowship Hall at 786 Kenmore Ave. is being converted into apartments by Creative Structures Services.
Rich Products got tax breaks for it's $18.5 million project to expand its customer innovation center on Niagara Street.
Two others of note:
Benderson Development Co. bought the former American Axle plant on Walden Avenue at Dick Road.
And a New York area packaging firm bought Cello-Pack of Cheektowaga. The company, Trinity Packaging Corp., says all the current employees will be retained.
- Grove Potter