Entries by Preservation Buffalo Niagara

What’s Happening

June 4th, 2019 Willert Park Courts announced as One of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in the United States Last week, Willert Park Courts, a site PBN has been dedicated to saving for ten years, was named one of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in the United States by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. […]

This Place Matters: Willert Park Courts

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Buffalo Niagara are coming together to announce that Willert Park Courts has been named one of the United States 11 Most Endangered Historic Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Although Preservation Buffalo Niagara has been fighting to save Willert Park Courts from demolition for ten […]

National Main Street Center to do market analysis of Elmwood Village

  This morning Preservation Buffalo Niagara & the Elmwood Village Association announced the kick off of a market analysis and commercial district planning process to be conducted by the National Main Street Center through its UrbanMain program.The plan will contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of the Elmwood commercial district’s assets and build a framework […]

The Fight to Save Willert Park

    Preservation Buffalo Niagara has been working hard with our community partners, including the Michigan Street Preservation Corporation, for nearly a decade to preserve this important part of Buffalo’s past. Located on Spring Street, just off William Street in the Ellicott District of Buffalo, the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority would like to tear down this […]

Advocacy Snapshot

Scajaquada Downgrade/Route 198 After DOT’s Public Information Meeting on August 8th, PBN submitted formal comments again asking DOT to reconsider the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s vision for the Scajaquada Boulevard and to reformulate plans to prioritize the park user’s experience. While there were some improvements in the presented “Final Plan”, we do not feel that […]

Historic Preservation: A Vital Economic Engine for Western New York

Protecting and utilizing our historic building stock is key to Western New York’s quality of life, has strong environmental benefits, and is critical to helping us build community through an accurate and shared sense of history. However, in recent years, investments in our historic buildings have emerged as something more: a cultural economic driver for […]

Anatomy of a Preservation Success Story

Historic preservation is a tricky business, and one that is almost never “finished.”  An iterative process that involves complex social, regulatory, and financial processes, each preservation project is unique to its place, but also can inform other projects. We at Preservation Buffalo Niagara are giving continued thanks to Mr. Rocco Termini for his role in […]