Buffalo Rising is a nationally recognized website that delivers highly influential content and advertising that is relevant to people living in and around Buffalo, NY. Our readers trust us to serve as one of their primary sources of local information, allowing you to reach targeted customers who are already engaged in relevant content related to your business. Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation has taken a significant step towards starting construction of downtown’s largest residential project to date by purchasing a City-owned parking lot at 201 Ellicott Street.  Ciminelli paid $2.325 million for the 2.5-acre site yesterday.  The transaction was completed a week after a judge rejected a request for an injunction to block the sale filed by Rocco Termini. The project includes 201 affordable apartments in a building with five floors along Ellicott Street and seven floors along Oak Street and a 20,000 sq.ft. Braymiller’s Market at the corner of Ellicott and Clinton streets. While Ciminelli now owns the site, Termini’s lawsuit is proceeding.  He argues the loss of the 375 parking spaces will harm his The Lafayette project west of the site.  The judge in the case determined that if T...