Artspace is Funded...

This just in from Albany...and here's the full text of that annoucement...
State to kick in $11M for Artspace project

New York state will pitch in $11 million in funding from various sources to spur development of the planned Artspace project on Buffalo's Main Street.

The announcement was made Thursday by Gov. George Pataki's office.

The money will be awarded through the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal to create a mixed-use building complete with commercial space, artist lofts, and housing.

"We are delighted that the Buffalo project has received this award," said a statement from L. Kelley Lindquist, president of Minneapolis-based Artspace Projects Inc. "This project has been blessed with great leadership from both the City of Buffalo and the State of New York. Thanks to that leadership, we can now proudly envision a permanent and affordable home for working artists and arts organizations on Main Street in Buffalo."

The entire project is pegged at $15.5 million, according to officials. It calls for the rehabilitation of the former Buffalo Electric Vehicle building and the construction of six townhouse-style buildings on adjacent vacant land.

Artspace - Buffalo, NY
And here's the full text of Governor Pataki's press release on Artspace. Seems like everyone, including mayor wanna be Byron Brown had something to say.

Make sure to check out the Artspace Archive for more information about Artspace and their other projects around the country. If you want to know just where this project is located in relation to other developments in the city, make sure to check out this neighborhood map.
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1 comment:

Voodoo Variety said...

On Friday September 23rd, the newly formed not for profit New Orleans Lagniappe Association (NOLA) will hold its first monthly variety show The Voodoo VarietyHour at Nietzsche's in order to benefit those relocating to Buffalo. The show wil consist of a wide range of performers, from comics to spoken word to musicians,as well as an art auction, and raffle. All donations are welcome. Having lived in New Orleans and loved the people there, I feel a tremendous need to get involved. Living in Buffalo now, I feel a need to let all the great people of New Orleans know how great Buffalo is, so NOLA will try to offer incentives for people to move their southern based businesses into the city of Buffalo. This is a chance for our city to be forward thinking. There are alot of people who need a home and the one thing we have plenty of is buildings that need a little love, to make them a home.