I pedaled by the remains of 115 Northampton Street today.__________________________________________________________________________
This house was owned by the City of Buffalo since 2005. It sat square, had a seven year old roof and was located just around the corner from Artspace. Certainly this 3/3 double needed lots of work yet it was strategically located and a 'place maker' on the street. It never should have been demolished.I first mentioned 115 Northampton here, two years ago. This is what it looked like then.
So why the demolition? Why now? Certainly places like this should be moth-balled and saved. While I've mentioned repeatedly, a certain level of triage has to be embraced on a practical policy level, as we simply can't save everything, places like 115 need to be set aside while the market catches up and/or the property can be properly marketed. A proactive Division of Real Estate Dept. would help. "For Sale" signs and some web presence would be a good first step.Am I asking too much?
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