Shoreline apartments

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The remaining Shoreline Apartments have been an eyesore in downtown Buffalo the last few years, but the vacant complex will soon come down to make way for new housing. 


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The apartment complex, located on Niagara Street just a short walk from Niagara Square, is scheduled for demolition this spring. But there's one last holdout living at the Shoreline Apartments and local activists on Monday rallied on his behalf, accusing the developer and public officials of gentrifying a downtown neighborhood at the expense of longtime, low-income residents.

Stieglitz Synder Architecture

Buffalo's Planning Board gave the go-ahead Monday to building 166 units of affordable housing to replace the city's Shoreline Apartments on Niagara Street.

Albany has ordered a stop to the evictions of residents of the Shoreline apartments.  Last week, Norstar Development had informed 175 residents that they had six months to move out to make way for a new housing project.

Mayor assuages Shoreline Apartments residents' worries

May 25, 2016

Residents of an apartment complex in downtown Buffalo are upset by a new plan to raze and rebuild the housing on the grounds which requires their departure by the end of October. The mayor was asked Tuesday whether the city can do anything to ensure they're given an adequate alternative.

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Nearly 200 Shoreline Apartment tenants have been told they must be out by November. That's after years of Norstar Development telling them a new construction plan would allow them to move around and into new units.