EV Residents for Green Code Compliance

Residents  of the Elmwood Village
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We, the undersigned residents of the Elmwood Village, are opposed to Ciminelli Real Estate's proposed project at Elmwood and Bidwell for the following reasons:

1. This proposal requires demolition of more than 10 structures (houses, retail/residential buildings, and garages), amounting to almost two full blocks in the heart of the Elmwood Village.

2. This proposal is not in compliance with the Elmwood Village section of the Green Code, which has a height limit of 3 stories, prohibits demolition without an approved plan, and prevents the combination of more than 2 properties for the purpose of building a new structure.

  • Mary A DInnocenzo
    Mary A DInnocenzo United States, Hamburg
    Oct 03, 2017
    Oct 03, 2017
    The Elmwood Village's quaint mosaic needs to be preserved. It is Buffalo Culture at it's finest! Renovate And Stay Quaint!
    ...rather than destroy and cookie-cutter.
    NYC belongs there. Not here.
    No thank you, Ciminelli.
  • Andrew Lane
    Andrew Lane United States, New York
    Sep 27, 2017
    Sep 27, 2017
    The turn of the century homes on Elmwood Avenue and Forest Avenue that are targeted for destruction are historic and can never be replaced. The irony of the demolition is the assertion by the developers that they are drawn to the area by the charm of the neighborhood. Here they will be destroying the very reason they claim they want to be there.

    Instead of building an out of scale high density "McCondo" the developers should embrace the defining features of the existing homes and restore their glory and beauty. For a fraction of the cost of building the new monstrosity that is planned the existing homes can be turned into jewels of the area and be another reason to draw in the residents and visitors. The money planned to be spent on destruction can be channeled to development in neighboring areas that have other existing buildings that can be rehabilitated or restored for new uses.

    Let us honor the past and save the best for future generations to enjoy.
  • William K Wachob
    William K Wachob United States, Buffalo
    Jul 31, 2017
    Jul 31, 2017
    Let's keep the Elmwood Village business district (and residential areas, too) quaint, charming, and local small businesses rather than by demolitions and new builds proposed by Ciminelli and Chason developers as having a look described by a writer in "Buffalo Rising" as "modern, and progressive" and resembling a "NYC style streetscape".
  • Roz Bieski
    Roz Bieski United States, West Orange
    Jul 21, 2017
    Jul 21, 2017
    We should preserve this neighborhood that has stood the test of time. Once the historic homes are razed they will be gone forever. Principles of Complete Streets bars such reckless development. Save our city!
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