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Thursday, September 13, 2021

How is Buffalo carrying out its urban renewal? By knocking down big swaths of itself:

Mayor Byron W. Brown recently unveiled a $100 million five-year plan to rip down 5,000 houses, about half of all the vacant houses in the city, which ranks second only to St. Louis in the percentage of vacant properties per capita nationwide.

The best way to save Buffalo, he reasons, is to mow down the buildings on these properties — starting with the ones deemed the worst fire hazards or those near schools — and encourage church groups, entrepreneurs and neighbors to build homes in their place.

I guess if there’s less of the city left standing, there’ll be less left to revitalize.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 09/13/2007 10:55:58 PM
Category: Politics, New Yorkin'
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  1. i think its ok that homes; vacant buildings are being torn down, however, i didnt really like the part where it said, ” I guess if there’s less of the city left standing, there’ll be less left to revitalize.” i didnt favor that one. Buffalo is my home and i intend on making it everyway possible on making it a better more attractive place to live.

    Comment by Nate — 11/20/2007 @ 08:41:41 PM

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