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Plans to open the Heritage Discovery Center will be detailed this week. The Center highlights the rich transportation and industrial heritage of the region. Located in South Buffalo, the historic building will be home to the Western New York Railway Historical Society as well as the permanent location of the Steel Plant Museum, which is relocating from Lackawanna. The ceremony takes place on November 10 at 2pm on the site and there will be a formal dedication of
WGRZ did an "investigation" on the conditions of Main Street's 500 block. What the report found were a number of vacant storefronts, no fines levied by the City for building conditions, some Hyatt guests and hotel managers saying the block is a disgrace, and a call for the City to use eminent domain to assemble the individual properties for large-scale development.
The results of our two-month investigation indicate that, while the city has made some progress downtown in recent months, in the last five years, it has not fined any of the owners of the
Last week Congressman Higgins and Senator Schumer visited and praised the recently completed Federal Courthouse on Niagara Square. The building was opened for a media and elected officials tour before the official debut on November 28.
With a magnificent glass façade and a gracefully curved glass curtain wall, the courthouse is a contrast to the
An incredible amount of craftsmanship has been going in the Hotel Lafayette during its restoration. Rocco Termini has left no stone unturned in his search for the best in the business to help transform the downtown gem. Each day there are over 200 people installing new infrastructure, tediously restoring the scagliola along Peacock Alley, and replicating original architectural features. The Lafayette Square landmark is being turned into a mix of restaurant, retail,
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, the City of Buffalo and Erie County this past week celebrated the completion of Ship Canal Commons, a 22-acre waterfront park. The new, public green space is an amenity for the existing business park, developed as part of the successful brownfield remediation project along Union Ship Canal at Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park.
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