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‘I Remember’ Campaign Hopes to Restore Humboldt Parkway

The following article was posted on December 14th, 2014 by Time Warner Cable News.

‘I Remember’ Campaign Hopes to Restore Humboldt Parkway

BUFFALO N.Y. — A local group is looking to restore what once was a vibrant neighborhood in Buffalo.

The ‘Restore Our Community Coalition’ or ROCC, kicked off the ‘I Remember’ Campaign with hopes of bringing the park back to Humboldt Parkway.

The plan calls for Humboldt Parkway to be reconnected; turning a section of the 33 expressway into a tunnel. This project would create more green space in the neighborhood and have a major impact in property values and job creation.

Construction is estimated to cost around $500 million, but could generate a $900 million economic boom, with a revival of the Ferry, Utica, Jefferson and Fillmore business districts.

Organizers say that it’s time for this neighborhood to experience a rebirth of its own.

“The neighborhood that we’re building now in Buffalo, Everything’s coming to life, and we’re saying this core, sitting right next to downtown, should happen,” said Stephanie Barber-Geter, President of Hamlin Park Tax Payer Association and Chair of ROCC

The project would be state funded and has been supported by State Senator Tim Kennedy, and State Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes.

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