As winter melts into spring, thoughts turn to cutting the grass and planting new trees. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is thinking about that - and also about the buildings in city parks that need repairs - very expensive repairs.
While the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has demolished two buildings on the former home of Osmose Holdings on Ellicott Street, the city Preservation Board still wants the remaining buildings listed as city landmarks. This may lead to changes in what information has to be on the application for a demolition.
The Buffalo Preservation Board wants the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to come to a board meeting and explain why the first draft of its plan for a major expansion potentially damages the landmark status of the Delaware Park cultural center.
A controversial Outer Harbor project could be considered as early as next week by Buffalo's Preservation Board. Local developer Gerry Bucheit wants to replace the old Freezer Queen plant off Fuhrmann Boulevard with a 23-story apartment building.
It's up to the Common Council if The Bachelor apartment building at Franklin and Tupper is designated as a landmark. That would seriously interfere with an Ellicott Development plan for a high-rise parking, hotel and apartment complex partly on the side.