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Reuse Projects to be Reviewed

Three renovation projects proposed by the Jeremiah Partnership will be reviewed at this morning’s Planning Board meeting.  The Broadway, Genesee Street and Main Street buildings are targeted for upgrades by three cooperating religious organizations.

• 437 Broadway – Pentecostal Temple proposes to renovate the vacant three-story building at the corner of Spring Street (entry image).  The 12,180 sq.ft. building will be a mix of retail and business space.

• 656 Genesee Street – Greater Refuge Temple proposes to reuse the two-story, 15,000 sq.ft. building (image below).  It will be used for a conference and business services facility.

• 1461 Main Street – Bethel Community Development Corporation proposes to upgrade a one-story building that houses an Early Head Start program.

Each of the projects received funding earlier this year from the Restore New York program.  In all, the City received $14.2 million in state grant money.  The funding will be used to demolish blighted structures and to assist in the redevelopment of properties.

An environmental review must be completed before the Planning Board can take final action to approve the Jeremiah projects.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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