Two downtown NT properties, 22 and 221 Main Street, are seeking council approval for a Restore NY grant that will see their revitalization.
The razed site at 22 Main Street is the former Pirson Auto Parts and it will be developed into a “mixed-use” building with retail/commercial on the first floor and apartments on the second and third.
221 Main Street will be the new home of KCB Architecture — located currently in Wheatfield — and Joy Kuebler Landscape Architects, which operates on Zimmerman [...]
That’s because anything that’s flushed down the toilet ends up in the Niagara River by way of the Buffalo River and about 70 overflow points there, said Jill Jedlicka, executive director of the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper organization.
A 19-year plan is underway at the Buffalo Sewer Authority to replace the thousands of miles of pipe that combine human waste and and stormwater runoff. When there’s too much rain, it all goes back in the river the way it came in … raw.
Pharmaceuticals and other pieces of debris can enter the waterways as well, [...]
It’s like an NT version of Willy Wonka complete with a peddle trolley, imaginative and interactive activities, only 13 lucky guests per tour — and even a possible surprise guest.
A people-powered tour of brownfield sites around Tonawanda Island and the Remington Lofts will take place August 27 starting and ending behind the Riviera Theatre on Main Street.
“It’s a form of guerrilla urbanism,” said Joy Keubler, an NT native who runs her growing landscape architecture firm on Zimmerman Street.
That concept will be employed during the brownfield tours in the form of temporary structures created with found materials, [...]