Preserving the Albright Knox is as important as expanding it

When it comes to the ongoing planning of the Albright Knox’s high profile expansion project, the prerogative of preserving the facade of the historic turn of the century structure should be among the institution’s top priorities. The neoclassic revival architecture built at Buffalo’s pinnacle — at the time of the Pan American Exposition — is too central to the identity of the institute and the … Continue reading Preserving the Albright Knox is as important as expanding it

Developers support locations for Albright Knox, Philharmonic near Niagara Falls State Park

Gordon Reger, who leads the ownership group of the landmark One Niagara Center, is preparing a redevelopment plan for the former Occidental Chemical headquarters that has since been redeveloped into a tourist welcome center. It is rumored that Reger favors redeveloping the property with an iconic tenant: the Albright Knox Gundlach Art Gallery. It is projected that a Niagara Falls gallery located adjacent to the State … Continue reading Developers support locations for Albright Knox, Philharmonic near Niagara Falls State Park

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 and instantly gave birth to an overabundance of unschooled transportation opinions. The two lead horses in this race for an Amtrak location are Central Terminal … Continue reading Buffalo scrambles for train station money

Mascia to lead Marine Drive redevelopment at Canalside

Former city housing commissioner Joe Mascia is set to lead a task force comprised of residents of the Marine Drive Apartments to study redevelopment opportunities and new governance models for the sprawling waterfront property. The objective of the effort is three fold, Mascia explains: 1) to spin off the property from the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, a longtime symbol of urban mismanagement; 2) to identify … Continue reading Mascia to lead Marine Drive redevelopment at Canalside

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 redevelop the Hotel Niagara, which he sold to Empire State Development earlier this year for over $4 million. Some wonder if the same will happen … Continue reading It’s time to reinvent the Broadway Market

Martin-Bordeaux plans to unveil MLK Park Renaissance Corporation

  Katrinna Martin-Bordeaux, the prominent Black Lives Matter activist and founder of Young Black Democrats of Western New York, is announcing the formation of the Martin Luther King Park Renaissance Corporation. The entity is intended to better manage the East Side’s Martin Luther King Park, designed by landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted and currently controlled by the well-funded non-profit group known as the Olmsted Parks … Continue reading Martin-Bordeaux plans to unveil MLK Park Renaissance Corporation

DOT to study Skyway removal in planning alternative infrastructure

BY FRANK PARLATO The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) agreed last week to spend an unspecified sum of taxpayer money on a full and formal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to examine alternatives to maintaining the Buffalo Skyway. The Skyway, a 1.4 mile elevated roadway – peaking at 110 feet – beginning at the Inner Harbor downtown and touching down as Route 5 in … Continue reading DOT to study Skyway removal in planning alternative infrastructure