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ULI Initial Report on the Terminal and Neighnorhood

by cskompinski

The Big Reveal

Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:00 am
Buffalo Rising  [ View Original Article ]

It was a gloomy Friday morning outside the Buffalo Museum of Science, but there was more than a little sunshine inside as the community gathered to hear about a new day dawning for the Central Terminal and surrounding neighborhood.

But it wasn't the new day everyone was anticipating. From the beginning of their presentation the Urban Land Institute (ULI) study team made it clear they were not recommending either a developer-driven approach nor embarking on a full-scale, phased restoration, estimated to cost $100 Million - at least, not yet. Instead, for both the Terminal and its neighborhood - which the team's lead, Michael Stern described as the Terminal's "front door" - the team recommended a value-building approach of neighborhood revitalization, breaking down barriers, inviting the community to experience the Terminal complex through events and creative placemaking, and growing the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTCR) into an organization that can manage years of heavy lifts ahead........ 

     

ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING
COMMITTEE

Focusing on the underlying economic vitality of the district.

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DESIGN 
COMMITTEE 

Enhancing physical elements of the community.

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ORGANIZATION 
COMMITTEE

A strong organizational foundation is key for a sustainability.

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PROMOTION 
COMMITTEE

Promoting commercial districts as centers of the community.

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