Largest Non-Casino Project in Downtown Niagara Falls in 40 Years Taking Shape

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    From Time Warner Cable News:

    It seems fitting that the Hyatt Place Hotel, the long-discussed and delayed $35 million project under construction on Rainbow Boulevard in Niagara Falls, has hit a few bumps once shovels went into the ground.

    “This was a lot that, I believe, was cleared during the time of urban renewal and it was left in a kind of jumbled fashion,” said Dyster, D-Niagara Falls. “That became evident when they started construction. They found construction debris had been dumped in where the demolition had been done so, it made for kind of a slow start. As you can see, they’re rapidly making up time here now.”

    It took nearly four years of negotiations between the city and the state before the Hamister Group broke ground last year.

    Project Superintendent Richard Watkins says once the soil issues were remedied, they were able to quickly get the structure up.

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