The City of Buffalo is applying for $20 million in Restore New York funds. Funding would assist with the demolition of 650 vacant properties. The Restore New York's Communities Initiative aids in the demolition, deconstruction, rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of vacant, abandoned, condemned and surplus properties. Restore New York places a strong emphasis on projects in economically distressed communities. Funding for the third and final round of the program is $150 million, bringing the total amount of funding to $300 million.
Proposed demolitions are concentrated on the East Side:
City officials have come