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Buffalo Rising Launches Petition Campaign for Residential Tower

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Planning Board will hold a public hearing next Tuesday on Uniland Development's proposal for a 23-story residential tower on Gates Circle in Buffalo.

The design of the building was unveiled earlier this month. It features a two-story limestone base, topped by a glass and bronze tower.

Residents living at the nearby Park Lane Condominiums oppose the project and are threatening to sue. But a popular Buffalo website is trying to build support for it.

Buffalo Rising has launched what they're calling a viral support campaign. They're asking readers who support the luxury tower project to sign an online petition.

Newell Nussbaumer is one of the founders of Buffalo Rising, and he joined us on the phone Wednesday to talk about their advocacy efforts.

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