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Niagara Falls lawmakers delay land sale for $25 million project

The City Council has put off a decision on whether to transfer a downtown parcel for a proposed $25.3 million mixed-use development project.

Monday night’s 3-2 vote was not unexpected, as Council Chairman Glenn A. Choolokian said last week the three-member Council majority had concerns about the value of the Rainbow Boulevard parcel, as well as what he characterized as a lack of information provided to lawmakers throughout the development negotiations.

On Monday afternoon, the head of Empire State Development said the city should think about any message it sends to developers.

********* 9:57 p.m. update: Full story here.


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Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.

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