Urban Design

In praise of the front porch

BY NORBERT RUG It’s almost summer and it’s nice to sit on my porch again. The house that my wife and I purchased over 40 years ago has a full-width porch on the front that is about 10 feet deep.

Transportation

Buffalo scrambles for train station money

BY JAMIE MOSES When the state announced it was providing $25 million for a new Amtrak station in Buffalo, with the likelihood that the federal government would match that figure, it created a scramble for the money by competing interests

Urban Design

It’s time to reinvent the Broadway Market

THE EDITORIAL BOARD   With talk of redeveloping the Old Central Terminal, which has been under the control of Hamilton developer Harry Stinson, who claims that he preparing the building for mixed use redevelopment. Skeptics site his unfilled promise to

Urban Design

Paladino must step up on urban design

THE EDITORIAL BOARD Developer Carl Paladino must step up the quality of his company’s proposals with respect to urban design. In recent months, Paladino has riled preservationists after a $75 million Ellicott Development proposal would have demolished a historic property at Pearl and Tupper

Urban Design

Higgins plan for DL&W called “a horrible mistake”

Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to spend over $40 million to redevelop the DL&W Terminal into a light rail station. The controversial publisher Matthew Ricchiazzi, a Cornell trained urban planner, is calling Higgins’ plan “another ignorant

Mass Transit

Don’t let the NFTA screw up the riverfront

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is considering two alternatives in its planning of an extension of the light rail system to the the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and the future site of an anticipated Buffalo  Bills Stadium. The first —

Preservation

Paladino has preservationists outraged

Buffalo Rising, the city’s leading publication on architecture and development and something of a digital town square for the body politic, has erupted with criticism after the unveiling of a $75 million project being proposed by Carl Paladino’s Ellicott Development. The