The Batavian | GCEDC board approves assistance for two Downtown projects

Published Feb. 7, 2020 | The Ellicott Station project, a $22 million mixed-use brownfield redevelopment project in Downtown Batavia, would receive $3.6 million in economic incentives, including a $2,105,792 property tax exemption, a $790,512 sales tax exemption, and a $180,792 mortgage tax exemption. The developer, Savarino Companies, plans to construct 55 workforce apartments as part of

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Higgins Applauds Progress on DL&W Terminal

Dec 20, 2019 |  Press Release Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) applauded momentum on the DL&W Terminal project, saying, “In continued conversations with the leadership of the NFTA, it is clear that they recognize the opportunity and value that comes with revitalization of the DL&W Terminal. Savarino Company’s interest in redeveloping the second floor demonstrates a

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The Buffalo News | Developer says historic Hotel Niagara will reopen in 2021

Published Dec. 16, 2019 | Shivering amid the peeling paint and cracked plaster of the abandoned Hotel Niagara, Ed Riley said Monday that the long-dormant hotel will reopen on April 1, 2021. “The ballroom will be brought back to its original historic character,” said Riley, a hotel resuscitation specialist from Syracuse. It seems like a heavy

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The Batavian | Developer hoping for construction start on Ellicott Station in the spring

Published Nov. 25, 2019 | Developer Sam Savarino heads into the holiday season optimistic that once the weather clears in the spring he will finally be able to begin construction on Ellicott Station — the restaurant/brewery, apartment, and office complex on the former Della Penna and Santy properties on Ellicott Street in the City of Batavia.

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Empire State Development Press Release | Explore & More Museum wins BOMA Award

Published Nov. 20, 2019 | Building Owners & Managers Association of Buffalo Selected Explore & More as Project of the year. Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum announce the museum, located at Canalside, has been selected as the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) of

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The Buffalo News | Period building for packet boat project approved for Canalside

Published May 14, 2019 | A wood-frame period building at Canalside, where a replica of a 19th century packet boat will be built, has received the green light. Work is expected to begin on the building later this month, with completion anticipated in July 2020. The Buffalo Maritime Center plans to lead a community effort to

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Olean Times Hearald | Olean URA plans for mid-September transfer of Manny Hanny to Savarino

Published Aug. 22, 2019 | Savarino officials plan a $13 million redevelopment in the 104-year-old building into a ground floor restaurant and housing on the upper floors — including affordable and high-end apartment — using $2 million from the 2017 state Downtown Revitalization Initiative award, various development tax breaks and other sources. At the neighboring Siegels

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Buffalo Business First | Longshed building, packet boat coming afloat at Canalside

Published May 13, 2019 | After more than a decade of planning, the dream of the Buffalo Maritime Center and Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. to create a Canalside attraction that pays direct homage to the city’s past will become a reality. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. directors approved a series of measures that will

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The Buffalo News | Savarino’s vision for hulking DL&W terminal: a Canalside public market

Published October 14, 2019 | Maybe it’s because Samuel J. Savarino can view the hulking Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad terminal from the window of his Cobblestone District condo. Then again, maybe years of development experience leads the chief executive officer of Savarino Cos. to envision the DL&W as something beyond a Metro Rail maintenance

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