BUFFALO, N.Y. - A public meeting was held Thursday night to discuss development in Buffalo's Elmwood neighborhood.
This comes the same day a second draft of the city's green code proposal was released... which would restrict the size and scale of development in the area. Some residents in the area are concerned that larger development projects will take away from the neighborhood's historic feel.
"Elmwood Avenue, if you remember, is a residential neighborhood that had a trolley line at one point. And with the trolley line, people starting converting their homes that fronted Elmwood Avenue into small stores. And that really served as this walkable grid that we all like. So what we want to do is preserve that essential character of Elmwood Avenue," said Assemblyman Sean Ryan. (D-144th District)
Ryan says the proposal to knock down 18 buildings near the corner of Elmwood and Bidwell and replace them with a five-story building likely won't become a reality anytime soon.