You know those genie stories where you get three wishes? No matter how carefully you plan out and make your wishes and no matter how well intentioned the 3 wishes are, they always have some unexpected negative consequences. Writing zoning code is something like that. Zoning is basically a method of managing the complexities and unpredictability of human society in its most intense form - CITIES. Basically an impossible task. There
Governor Cuomo's has included an extension of the historic preservation tax credit in his 2013-2014 Executive Budget Proposal. The credit will remain capped at $5 million however. Developers and others have been lobbying to have the cap raised to $12 million without success.
The historic preservation tax credit has been used successfully by developers in Western New York and throughout the state to renovate and restore buildings that have suffered from years of neglect and are in need of serious repair. The Governor's 2013-2014 budget proposal calls for extending the tax
The future of Trico Plant #1 will be discussed over some great drinks next Wednesday, January 30th from 6pm to 9pm at the Pan Am Brewery in the Hotel Lafayette. An event called, "Cheers for Trico", is a community meeting and fundraiser discussing the possible future of the Trico Plant at Goodell and Washington Streets. The event is being co-hosted by Buffalo's Young Preservationists, the Preservation Roundtable, and Preservation Buffalo Niagara.
• The Council adopted a resolution, sponsored by Ellicott District Council Member Darius G. Pridgen, setting a public hearing for the sale of 602 Fourth Street (lead image) to D'Youville College for the development of athletic fields and related improvements. The public hearing will be on February 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber.
*BRO side note: This would be a huge win for Porter Avenue and would extend
Actors, musicians and daredevils who lived lives on the edge included Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley and Evel Knievel. All of these men led adrenaline-fueled lives, even
Inside the calendar there is plenty of information regarding the history of Black Rock, with beautiful illustrations from artist J. Tim Raymond. Tim's task was to create pen and pencil drawings
From race organizer Mark
While on a recent trip to Rochester for some work projects, I had some time to kill between meetings and took a stroll down a few blocks of Monroe Avenue. The street reminded me of a mash up between Hertel Avenue and the possible future of Grant Street. There's a nice array of different architectural styles, it's relatively walkable, and a lot of the newer infill is urban-friendly. That means it's "built to the curb", has parking to the side or the rear, and prioritizes the pedestrian over the automobile.
On Thursday, February 14 from 6pm-9pm, at Delaware Park's Marcy Casino, supporters of the National Garden Festival will come together at an event called Hearts in the Gardens. Not only is the effort a great one for the city, guests will also have a chance to mingle
The Being Beastie event held in early September pulled in close to $4,500 in donations to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America. The cause was one
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