BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) - The Buffalo City Mission has changed its mission for developing an expanded shelter and apartments for the homeless.
City Mission announced it will cancel a contract to develop the former warehouse on Swan Street into 150 to 200 units. The agency said after number crunching they found the costs to be too prohibitive.
The plan originally called for developing the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. warehouse at 545 Swan into apartments and an expanded men’s shelter with 150 beds plus space that could be rented to other agencies.
The executive director of the City Mission, Stuart Harper, said meeting funding requirements for historic tax credits as well as low-income housing tax credits added to the bottom line.
The City Mission will be scouring the area for other properties as well as consider building from the ground up.
A Buffalo Police vehicle was involved in a two-car crash around 8:40 a.m. Monday. The crash happened at Bailey and LaSalle Avenues.
A Buffalo city jail cell block attendant was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple animal cruelty charges.
An airman from Niagara Falls was away training for the Air Force for months. After being apart from his family, he decided to surprise them at Kelly’s Country Store in Grand Island.
Police say that with the assistance of local media, they were able to identify the person responsible.
Monday is being billed as a national "Day of Action" among teachers and community groups who are worried about the state of education.
Police say 29-year-old Joshua Sullivan was already issued an order of protection that prohibited him from subjecting the child to any verbal or physical abuse.