Here's the story that appeard in the Buffalo News last Thurday announcing it.
Nowak effort could spark orderly method of dealing with architectural heritage issues
If it takes judicial pressure to get
's disparate preservation forces to work together in a proactive effort to save the city's historic architecture, so be it. BuffaloCity Housing Court Judge Henry Nowak, a jurist who already has made his mark on city planning and preservation, is convening a new Neighborhood Preservation Collaborative to swap the typical stop-the-bulldozers reaction to demolition threats with a reasoned and coordinated effort to assess the city's treasures and figure out the best ways to deal with them. It's a voluntary effort by all concerned, but the judge is using the prestige of his office and his record to make it work. Read the full article.
- Home Owner Assistance - Harvey Garrett
- Neighborhood Awareness - Tim Tielman
- Evaluations- Scot Fisher
- Comparative Research- Marilyn Rodgers
- Adaptive Reuse - Richard Baer
- Marketing/Development - Dennie Galucki
- Legal/Professional Research - Richard Lippes
- Architechtural Salvage- Chris Brown
I did have a brief opportunity to present Judge Nowak the Petition to Save The Woodlawn Row Houses. I think it's the textbook case of "demolition by neglect" here in the city...we'll see how it goes.
I signed up to work on the Evaluations Committee with Scot Fisher. I'll be reporting back as to how this and the other committees develop over the next few months.
some of the splendor inside Buffalo's City Hall. He's got a couple
snaps of the skylight in Council Chambers where we met the other nite.
And if you haven't see Buffalo Rising yet, do it now!
Artspace Archive • Annals of Neglect • BAVPA • Where is Perrysburg? • Broken Promises...
Writing the City • Woodlawn Row Houses • Tour dé Neglect - 2006 • faq