Author: WCPerspective

WCPerspective

Buffalo and development junkie currently exiled in California.

Much of south Jefferson Avenue is a muddy construction zone where work is continuing on the first phase of the $40 million A.D. Price Courts replacement project. Fifty-five one and two-bedroom rental units in a series of townhomes and duplexes are being constructed on 21 sites along Jefferson Avenue between Peckham and William streets. Norstar Development and Savarino Companies were selected by the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) to transform the A.D. Price Courts apartment project at Jefferson Avenue and William Street. A mix of rental and for-sale homes designed by Foit-Albert Associates are being built. Though the units promise…

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I just posted this to Buffalo Issue Alerts as an another installment in my ongoing “Other cities are doing cool thing X, what if we did something like that here in Buffalo?” series. PARK(ing): A temporary urban park Photo copyright the Rebar Group. Excerpt (full story and photos available at the above link): Providing temporary public open space in a privatized part of town. One of the more critical issues facing outdoor urban human habitat is the increasing paucity of space for humans to rest, relax, or just do nothing. For example, more than 70% of San Francisco’s downtown outdoor…

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