First NMG Meeting...

I attended my first non-social New Millenium Group meeting the other nite down at SpOT on Chippewa. Chris Hawley was hosting the Downtown Action Group Meeting. Tons of highly informed discussion and debate about urban planning issues in the downtown core. Chris is also doing the heavy lifting regarding the City's agenda for Midtown, the area around the Artspace. I posted about that, last week Midtown - Poised for Renaissance.

The following pics were placed on the table during the meeting of the new HealthNow project happening behind City Hall. I learned this parking ramp will become the largest parking ramp in upstate NY and that the strange positioning of the building takes advantage of maximizing particular portions of the tax code than it does aesthetics.
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I first wrote about this project back here in June and July, "Get Ready to Duke it Out" and in August, "We've Been Duked!". Don't forget this post in October, "Getting Duked Live" that features the Duke Realty webcam that you can control and view the contruction project from City Hall. Still no discussion or public debate about Duke Realty's landgrab of 6.5 acres.
I'm over it that 1200 jobs are leaving my Masten neighborhood and moving downtown. Seems like Carl Montante is going to fund renovations on the former Sears building that HealthNow will be vacating. Story via BuffaloRising...
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