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  • OrganizationWater - Buffalo River & Caz Creek, LakeGreenspaces – Tifft, Olmsted’s South and Caz Park and connecting Parkway systemSignificant underutilized former industrial land to the westWide railroad corridor with limited access from the community to the east and the lakefrontHighway infrastructurePrimarily stable neighborhoods that are generally centered on neighborhood business districts of South Park Ave., Abbott Road and Seneca Street
  • Great housing stockFamily oriented neighborhoodsWell kept neighborhoods
  • Seneca streetAbbott RoadSouth Park Avenue
  • Community Institutions provide centers for employment, education, recreation & cultureMercy HospitalTrocaire CollegeIrish CenterTosh CollinsBotanical Gardens
  • A series of greenspaces
  • Regional center for culture and entertainmentTheatre district – a number of venuesSports – Sabres, Bandits & BisonsHistoric buildings/museums – Pierce Arrow museum, Michigan Ave. Heritage Corridor, Aerospace MuseumFestivals – Thursday in the Square, Taste of Buffalo, GussMacker, Powder KegRestaurants/nightlifeWell over 6 m visit DT every year, not including restaurants and bars
  • Ellicott’s Street pattern – QCH calls for restoring the Street pattern where is has been compromisedMain Street – Traditional commercial street Downtown critical connection between 2 bookends of WF and BNMC, undergoing multi-year project to bring traffic back to Main Street. Gateways – Important points of entry into downtown or into keys areas within DT such as the waterfront or theater district. The HUB plan calls for a series of celebratory gatewaysCentral area has a number of important civic spaces Niagara Square, Lafayette Square, Cathedral Park, Johnson Park, Fountain Square – provide outdoor rooms and gathering spaces.Mix of Uses in order to develop a 24/7 vital downtown,
  • PublicBailey Avenue BridgesSouth Park Ave. – $2.3 MSeneca Street - $1.3 MBuffalo Lakeside Commerce ParkTifftStreeOuter Harbor ParkwayOlmsted Parks
  • Discovery School 13MSouth Park HS 28MLorraine Academy $16 MSouthside 16MHillery Park 17 MHoly Family Senior Apts $9MMercy ER 32MFrancescas - $700,000
  • Discovery School 13MSouth Park HS 28MLorraine Academy $16 MSouthside 16MHillery Park 17 MHoly Family Senior Apts $9MMercy ER 32MFrancescas - $700,000
  • Karen:Mayve use front cover of City Zoning Ordinance with 1950 date so they get idea that it is an outdated law.
  • Need new ones here
  • Karen:listening meetings( are those regional meetings?):  photos show no diversity [use a photo from Good Neighbor Alliance mtgs]
  • Karen: Vibrant biz districts:  include some area that communities of color are familiar with
  • The values that you…….will serve as the foundation for ….
  • Karen’s comment: BUF Building Blocks:  Maybe use 'Created as examples or model for future uses' ['We' gets overused since Team is not BUF and don't want to imply that WE know what's good for citizens]
  • Buffalo’s future development should reflect community concerns and vision. To do this, basic urban building blocks can be applied throughout the city to enhance existing neighborhoods or build new ones. When we go to individual tables, we’ll be asking you to work with these images to think about what your neighborhood should become.
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