January 3, 2014 - 10:27 AM
A plan to clean up contamination at the site of a proposed redevelopment of a Niagara Street gas station is under review by state environmental regulators.
Petroleum and radiological contamination has been reported at 710 Niagara St., according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The site has three, 6,000-gallon gasoline tanks underground. The radiological contamination is from what's known as "slag," which was used as backfill.
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January 1, 2014 - 7:31 PM
Here's the one-page summary of the timetable for the Hamister project:
Projected timeline for Hamister project
January 1, 2014 - 7:15 PM
The 155-page contract among the City of Niagara Falls, USA Niagara Development and the Hamister Group outlines the duties and deadlines to make the $25.3 million project happen.
A copy of the agreement was obtained by The Buffalo News through a request to the city under the Freedom of Information Law.
Here's the deal:
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December 23, 2013 - 10:00 PM
The City Council tonight tabled a proposed agreement with One Niagara LLC over back taxes and assessment challenges.
Here's the memo from Corporation Counsel Craig Johnson and Assessor James Bird, who recommended lawmakers make the settlement:
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December 20, 2013 - 3:03 PM
A proposal for a $4 million Sleep Inn hotel was approved this week by the Niagara Falls Planning Board.
Above is a rendering of the proposed hotel, as well as the site plan for the parcel at 7804 Niagara Falls Blvd.
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December 17, 2013 - 12:45 PM
Officials from the state and the city of Niagara Falls will tell you Old Falls Street is a work in progress.
The Buffalo News examined the current state of affairs on the important street in downtown Niagara Falls and found that too often, the street is a ghost town. Some parts are vacant even in the busy tourist season when 8 million people visit Niagara Falls State Park, which sits at one end of the road.
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December 16, 2013 - 5:12 PM
USA Niagara Development Corp. this afternoon awarded a management contract for the Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center and Old Falls Street to Global Spectrum, which has had the work since 2009.
The agreement, approved by a 4-0 vote, sets an initial term of five years, with USA Niagara, the state's economic development agency in the Falls, having two one-year options.
Under the deal, Global Spectrum will be paid up to $973,353 in the first year - $313,691 for management of the conference center and $659,662 for the management of Old Falls Street.
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December 16, 2013 - 12:20 PM
The USA Niagara Development Corp. has an item on this afternoon's agenda to award a management contract for Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center and Old Falls Street.
Global Spectrum has had the contract since the start of 2009.
USA Niagara Development Corp. agenda - Dec. 16, 2013
November 19, 2013 - 9:22 AM
An early rendering of the Hamister Group's proposal.
A $25.3 million project with an upscale hotel, apartments and retail space in downtown Niagara Falls is moving forward.
As reported in a story published on BuffaloNews.com late Monday afternoon, the Hamister Group, the City of Niagara Falls and the state's USA Niagara Development Corp. have completed a development agreement for the project at 310 Rainbow Blvd.
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November 16, 2013 - 8:01 AM
An Indiana company has finalized its purchase of a Niagara Falls power plant, where it plans to hire at least 20 new employees.
Sterling Energy Group, which is based in Gary, Ind., bought the Niagara Generation plant on Frontier Avenue from US Renewables Group of Santa Monica, Calif., Sterling announced this week.
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