by Jonathan D. Epstein, Buffalo News (NY)
A proposal to construct a five-story apartment building with retail space and underground parking at the intersection of Hertel and Parkside avenues has stirred anger in the North Buffalo neighborhood because its height would exceed city limits.
The Dalys say they need the extra apartments and height to generate more revenues, offsetting the high cost per-square-foot of the remediation under the state's Brownfield Cleanup Program, including the removal of four underground gas tanks. For the same reason, they also want the project to take up the entire lot, without putting in any greenspace or landscaping. The Green Code requires at least 10 percent greenspace.
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