I know we are well into July but I wanted to do a quick post about the “Shopping the Demo List” article featured in Buffalo Spree, written by the wonderful Elizabeth Licata. The article gives a broad view of the troubles people are having while trying to purchase houses off of the demo list as well as highlights three great properties on the West Side.Elizabeth asked Jason and I to give a quote because of our dealings with the City on a small house on 7th street, which is currently being bought but not by us but by another couple!
Anyhow, we need to figure out how to navigate the trail a little easier but it involves working with the city and finding a process that works for both the buyer and the seller. These are at risk properties but do deserve a second life. One of the buildings featured (1249 Niagara) is already torn down.. sadly and without any communication from the City.
You can check out the article here: http://www.buffalospree.com/Buffalo-Spree/July-2012/Preservation-Ready-Shopping-the-demo-list/
Here are a few articles I have written about the demo list in the past.
550 7th Street – New Life? - http://berniceradle.com/2012/05/16/550-7th-street-new-life/
Getting our demolitions under control - http://berniceradle.com/2012/05/17/getting-our-demolitions-under-control/