1/13/2006

Artspace Investment Impact Area - Part II

I've had the opportunity to tour the neighborhood surrounding the Artspace area on the City's near East-Side three times this week with potential investors and local artists looking for additional studio and living space. Every one has fallen in love with Coe Place and the brick oven pizza over at Delta Sonic, right across the street.

A few buildings that appeared on the City's poster have really captured the attention of investors and local artists.
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The former Joseph Denzel's Tavern at the corner of Riley and 1325 Michigan, would be a revitalized as a mixed-use project under the City's revitalization program. Google Map - location and City Property Description. This building has been vacant for at least the past 11 years.

The brick former livery stable at 65 Riley is a small building with vast potential as a placeholder for the corner of Holland and Riley. The City hopes to find an active reuse for the unique property, perhaps as a conversion to retail or gallery space. Google Map - location and City Property Description.
Additional opportunities include this HUD owned single family home at 73 Northampton. Here's the City's Property Description for 73 Northampton. There's a Cash Cunningham sign in the front window or you can see the property by contacting Polis Realty.
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Check out this City owned single family home at 93 Riley when you are in the neighborhood, too.
93 Riley - Masiello Legacy! Historical Row
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Don't forget the Coe Place Slide Show and check out what Buffalo Rising has to say about Artspace, too. Great comments.
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3 comments:

WestCoastPerspective said...

Stop toying with us. First you bring us down and frustrated regarding the City's neglect on the east side, then hopeful and excited about the changes in "Midtown"- Hopefully a rising boat lifts all ships. The homes you pictured are incredible- especially the beige corner victorian. Unreal!

fix buffalo said...

I've been over here on this side of Main Street for 11 years. I've never seen so much excitement and positive investment as I have in the last 9 months. A partial list includes:

* Squire Mansion/Literacy Volunteers
* Delta Sonic (brick oven pizza)
* Keepa Gallery
* New Post Office (Coming soon)
* New Library - Utica & Jefferson
* Packard Building Apt. Conversion
* Artspace
* Performing Arts High School

Additional projects include

* 26 "urban style" new homes in the Dodge/Michigan neighborhood.

* Dodge/Michigan Transitional Shelter

Let me know if you want a guided tour of the neighborhood...

WestCoastPerspective said...

I'd love to tour- when I'm in town this summer. I plan on doing a piece on the infill homes on BRising very soon. I'll touch on the debate whether we should be building new homes (we should!) but focus on how exciting it is and the new designs are an improvement over previous infill homes.

Whats the dirt on the new post office location?

I've also linked these pages to SkyScraperCity and SkyScraperPage to get some others to see whats going on outside of downtown. :)