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“Niagara Street Project to Blend New With a Bit of Old”

The Buffalo Preservation Board will be reviewing plans this week for redevelopment of the unoccupied circa-1920 “Architectural Circus” building at 885 Niagara Street. Regan Development Corporation, which successfully converted the former Packard Building on Main Street to affordable housing, is seeking to demolish much of the Niagara Street complex and construct a 52-unit apartment building..

“Façade Work at 686 Main Street Proceeding”

Plans to renovate the last vacant building on the 600 block of Main Street are inching forward. John J. Barry Jr. purchased the three-story Beaux Arts style building at 686 Main Street in September 2005 for $150,000 and shortly after announced redevelopment plans involving residential and commercial space. The building fronts the light rail tunnel..


“Restoration News: Central Terminal”

The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) has announced that it has secured enough money to restore two of its four historic marquees, thanks to a generous $306,000 grant from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The restoration project is slated to begin this spring and goes hand-in-hand with other Central Terminal restoration developments. Along with..




“Artspace Lofts Helps Patchogue’s Revival”

It’s been a year since they came to Patchogue with their easels, canvasses and pottery wheels, guitars and pianos, settling into a population of like-minded “creatives” of various ages and backgrounds. And since then, the $18-million live/work housing complex on Terry Street known as Artspace Patchogue Lofts has created a community of neighbors out of..


“The State of Wright: An Architects’ Discussion”

How do architects look upon Frank Lloyd Wright’s work? We recently convened a discussion among four active Buffalo architects to get their insights as to Wright’s place in history and his relevance today. Ted Lownie is the founding partner of HHL Architects, a full service architectural firm specializing in new building projects, adaptive reuse of..