Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, New York 14222
Communities across the state and nation are recognizing the potential for reclaiming space and reconnecting communities through parkway revival and urban highway removal.
In New York State, Syracuse, Rochester and Niagara Falls have successfully planned and/or completed urban highway removal projects. Regional neighbors, including Detroit, Montreal, and Toronto, are in the process of removing portions of their urban highways. Projects completed have touted early success—for example, the City of Montreal removed half a mile of an elevated urban highway last year to create two at-grade boulevards, reconnect neighborhoods, and create play-spaces with two monumental works of art. As a result, real estate prices have increased rapidly in the area, with developers rushing in to build high-demand condos.
The Scajaquada Corridor Coalition (SCC) invites the community to hear local experts and community leaders spearheading neighborhood projects to share benefits, stories, and lessons learned through a panel discussion. We hope to encourage attendees to imagine how replacing urban highways with complete streets, green-space, and play-space in Buffalo could reconnect and revitalize our city.
This event is part of M&T Second Friday at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.