A visit to City Honors this week revealed substantial progress in the $40m renovation of an East Side landmark. Site plans include the demolition of Wooodson Gardens - a 16 multi family building site - on an adjacent parcel that have been owned and managed by the Buffalo Municipal Housing Agency since 1983. These residences were recently vacated and are now boarded and waiting for demolition. The site will eventually become City Honors' new playing field. Here's the rendering from Buffalo's leading architectural firm Hamilton, Houston and Lownie.
The magnificent view of City Honors along Best Street and the great front lawn has been significantly reduced. A sliver of what's left remains visible between the new natatorium and all-high gymnasium.This is one of the 16 BMHA buildings that will be demolished.
A new main staircase is under construction here on Fosdick Street. According to the rendering from Hamilton, Houston and Lownie this will become the new public entrance, with its front returning to the school's historic roots and visible from Michigan Avenue.
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