Issues & Advocacy
July 31, 2014
An item was filed with the City of Buffalo Common Council regarding the Episcopal Church Home at 24 Rhode Island Street. That filing was in relation to a June 30, 2014 Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) document that informed “involved agencies” of ESDC’s Determination of No Significant Adverse Effect on the environment of an abatement, demolition, and stabilization project for the site. It was received as an informational item requiring no action and filed at a special session of the Buffalo Common Council on July 29, 2014. Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) has reviewed ESDC’s Determination of No Significant Effect on the Environment and other material necessary to provide its membership and the public with further information on the matter.
June 2, 2014
The Sixth Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony & Luncheon was held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Kleinhans Music Hall. We are thankful for the participation and support of our individual and corporate sponsors, members and award winners.
April 19, 2014
The Buffalo News, Jonathan D. Epstein
Developers using tax credits to restore many of Buffalo’s historic structures and preserve the city’s architectural heritage.
March 15, 2014
The Buffalo News, by Susan Schulman
According to plans filed with the city, this structure at 204 High St., which dates back to 1865, will be torn down and a grocery will be built in its place. The location is one block away from Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Buffalo General Medical Center, and around the corner from the High Pointe on Michigan complex.
March 13, 2014
Preservation Buffalo Niagara will be meeting with interested parties regarding the Shoreline Apartments as early as next week.
February 27, 2014
The Buffalo News, by Donn Esmonde
On the civic scorecard, credit preservationists for paving the road to economic development. Barely two years after Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus officials announced its imminent demolition, the historic Trico complex – as reported last week – is ready for rebirth as a hotel/office/apartment complex. Preservationists helped make it happen. The same preservationist-brokered model may save St. Ann Church and can be used to counter future rush-to-demolition urges.
February 8, 2014
The Buffalo News, by Jay Tokasz
Vatican’s recent ruling could clear the way for work to begin on St. Ann Church, and opens the door for Catholics across the country to challenge shutting of churches.
December 29, 2013
The Buffalo News, by Denise Jewell
There are footsteps in the snow where wedding rice once fell. Someone had come to peek in the windows of old Immaculate Conception, perhaps to see what you can get these days for $125,000.
January 4, 2013
On Friday, December 28th, 2012, Preservation Buffalo Niagara(PBN) sent a letter to Ellicott District Council Member Darius Pridgen regarding the status of the stalled local landmark nomination application for the historic Trico Plant #1 Building located in his district.
October 18, 2012