- Hoyt Wants Laws to Back Historic Preservation
Assemblyman Sam Hoyt wants
to protect its historic buildings and he wants the State Legislature to do its part. Buffalo
Hoyt said Buffalo should follow the lead of other cities, including New York City and Albany, that have enacted ordinances requiring owners of historic properties to maintain them in "good repair" against deterioration, decay or damage.
"Buffalo has a wealth of significant architecture that other cities can only dream of," Hoyt said. "We need more teeth in our ability to hold property owners accountable when it comes to the maintenance of historic properties."
The New York Times link no longer works yet the New York Daily News covered the case at the same time. Read it here.
Sam, check with Judge Nowak. He's enforcing the law. The problem with historic preservation in the city of Buffalo is that the city has no business owning the stuff.
Sam, really want to help? Three things...
- Tell Council President David Franczyk to call Perrysburg Town Supervisor Myrton Sprague and get the J N Adam deal done.
- Develop a plan to help the city sell the Wollenberg Grain Elevator
- Help develop a similar plan to market the Woodlawn Row Houses