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Construction starts on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo

Construction will be starting on a $31 million affordable housing development on Jefferson Avenue just north of the Johnnie B Wiley sports complex.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Developers spent time Wednesday showing off more progress on Buffalo's East Side.

Construction will be starting on a $31 million affordable housing development on Jefferson Avenue just north of the Johnnie B Wiley sports complex.

Besides apartments, the two buildings are going to add some businesses to the area with commercial space, as well as a People Inc. recruitment office.

"People Incorporated is not new to the east side of Buffalo or to the 141st, but they are new to this particular area right here and I think it will be a huge benefit to the community," said Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, 141st District.

16 of the 89 apartments are going to be set aside for people with developmental disabilities.