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“Restoring Humbolt Parkway Community Meeting July 22nd”

This article appeared in WNYmedia.com July 18, 2014.

“Restoring Humbolt Parkway Community Meeting July 22nd

Because of the persistence of neighbors and institutions around Humboldt Parkway, the dream of a “Green Parkway” to restore the community is coming into clearer vision.  A new University at Buffalo report has been released, which documents the economic impact of a restored Humboldt Parkway.   In a study commissioned by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), the UB School of Architecture and Planning in conjunction with its Regional Institute Urban Design Project, a team of experts led by principal investigator, Robert Shibley, has ascertained that such a project would have a minimal regional economic impact exceeding $1 Billion and construction employment of hundreds of jobs.  In the best case scenario, the impact would catalyze the complete revitalization of an area from the Fillmore Business District to the Jefferson Street Business District and the residential neighborhoods in between.  Such revitalization would spur new mixed-use development, improving property values and household wealth.”

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Words from the Community

Various Buffalo residents and business leaders sound off on the importance of a neighborhood parkway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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“Now is the Time to Demand the Downgrading of Buffalo’s Expressways”

Below article/image was featured in Buffalo Rising, and posted by Mike Puma, August 2, 2013.

“Now is the Time to Demand the Downgrading of Buffalo’s Expressways

This post (everything after this paragraph) was written by Bradley Bethel Jr. who is active in many east side organizations and movements including the Restoring Our Community Coalition, which is working with the NYSDOT for capping a portion of the Kensington Expressway and restoring a part of Olmsted’s vision for the east side with Humboldt Parkway.”

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“A Buffalo Neighborhood Renews Its Olmsted Legacy (2012)”

Below article appeared in Library of American Landscape History.

“A Buffalo Neighborhood Renews Its Olmsted Legacy (2012)

Humboldt Park, Buffalo, New York

When Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux began work on the nation’s first comprehensive municipal park system in 1869, Buffalo was the eighth largest city in the country and one of the busiest ports on earth. Functioning as the gateway to the Midwest via the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes, the city offered the partners an opportunity to improve an existing grid with a green network of parks and sinuous parkways. Late in life, Olmsted declared Buffalo to be “the best planned city, as to its streets, public places, and grounds, in the United States, if not the world.””

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“Bury This Big Mistake”

Below is an article featured in Artvoice March 3, 2010. Images used in the article were provided to Artvoice by David Torke.

Photo by David Torke.

“Bury This Big Mistake

Transportation officials begin studying several expensive ways — and one intriguing bargain — to reclaim Humboldt Parkway.

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