Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy 21st Century Plan for the Parks

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Overview of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy award winning long range master plan prepared for the editorial board of the Buffalo News. Great graphics showing the planned and proposed restoration of America's first park system.

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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy 21st Century Plan for the Parks

  1. 1. Buffalo Olmsted Parks System Plan for the 21 st Century
  2. 2. Buffalo Olmsted Parks System Plan for the 21 st Century
  3. 3. Buffalo Olmsted Parks System Plan for the 21 st Century Why are the parks so important? To honor yesterday’s heritage, enhance quality of life today and create a world-class legacy for the Buffalo of tomorrow
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>First connected urban park system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State and National Register of Historic Places as a cultural landscape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Period of Significance” - 1870’s to the 1920’s </li></ul></ul>Buffalo Olmsted Parks System Plan for the 21 st Century
  5. 5. <ul><li>30 year old, not-for profit, membership-based organization </li></ul><ul><li>Promote, Preserve, Restore, Enhance & Ensure maintenance of Olmsted Parks and Parkways for current and future generations </li></ul>Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
  6. 6. Plan for the 21 st Century Benefits of Parks Parks and Wealth
  7. 7. Plan for the 21 st Century Benefits of Parks Parks and the Environment
  8. 8. Plan for the 21 st Century Benefits of Parks Parks and Public Health
  9. 9. Plan for the 21 st Century Benefits of Parks Safety
  10. 10. Plan for the 21 st Century Major Recommendations <ul><li>Restore the Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Address Critical Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Expand and Restore the Parkways </li></ul><ul><li>Restore water features and historic structures </li></ul><ul><li>Remove non-historic structures </li></ul>
  11. 11. Plan for the 21 st Century
  12. 12. Plan for the 21 st Century
  13. 13. Plan for the 21 st Century
  14. 14. Plan for the 21st Century Capital Projects Front Park
  15. 15. Plan for the 21st Century Capital Projects
  16. 16. Plan for the 21st Century Capital Projects Delaware Park
  17. 17. Plan for the 21st Century Capital Projects
  18. 18. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Plan for the 21st Century Capital Projects
  19. 19. Plan for the 21st Century Capital Projects
  20. 20. Riverside Park Plan for the 21st Century Capital Projects
  21. 21. Plan for the 21st Century Capital Projects
  22. 22. Cazenovia Park Plan for the 21st Century Capital Projects
  23. 23. Plan for the 21st Century Capital Projects
  24. 24. Plan for the 21st Century Capital Projects South Park
  25. 25. Plan for the 21st Century Capital Projects
  26. 26. Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Plan for the 21 st Century Parkways
  27. 27. Buffalo Olmsted Parks System Plan for the 21 st Century Remove non-historic structures over time .
  28. 28. Greenway Projects Buffalo Olmsted Parks System Plan for the 21st Century
  29. 29. Buffalo Olmsted Parks System Plan for the 21 st Century <ul><li>The Five Year Plan </li></ul><ul><li>$28.7 million </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria 1: The Basics </li></ul><ul><li>$13.4 million </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria 2: Greenway </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On the Shoreline Trail (outside the parks) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Park entrances and pathways (included in Criteria 1) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>$100 million </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria 3: Critical Needs </li></ul><ul><li>$15.3 million </li></ul>
  30. 30. Buffalo Olmsted Parks System Plan for the 21 st Century
  31. 31. Buffalo Olmsted Parks System Plan for the 21 st Century Rebuilding Olmsted Parks will rejuvenate the region now & for future Generations

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