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  • Termini hands 72 Sycamore over to Preservation Buffalo Niagara December 20, 2019 December 19th, 2019- WBFO News View Original Article By Michael Mroziak He bought the building two years ago to spare it from the wrecking ball. Thursday morning, local developer Rocco Termini donated the property at 72 Sycamore Street, handing the deed over to Preservation Buffalo Niagara, which plans to revive the pre-Civil War structure for mixed use. The building, ...
  • Preservation Buffalo Niagara acquires historic 172 year-old building December 20, 2019 December 19th, 2019 – WKBW Channel 7 News View Original Article BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Preservation Buffalo Niagara has acquired a pre-Civil War building at 72 Sycamore Street Thursday morning, with plans to fix it up and turn it into a mixed-use building. PBN worked to get funding and get the structure on the state registry of historic ...
  • PBN Buying and Redeveloping Sycamore Street Building December 20, 2019 December 19th, 2019- Buffalo Rising Online View Original Article Preservation Buffalo Niagara acquired 72 Sycamore Street from Rocco Termini with plans to protect the landmark and bring new life to this part of Sycamore Street.  The previous owner of 72 Sycamore proposed demolition of the former boarding house in 2017. In addition to opposing the demolition, PBN ...
  • Grant Street Gets a Big Boost July 19, 2019 July 18, 2019 – Buffalo Rising Online Click Here to View Original Article By Newell Nussbaumer Grant Street is getting a big boost thanks to an infrastructure revitalization project, which is being funded with $17,000 from the office of Majority Leader David Rivera and a $99,600 grant from the Oishei Foundation. New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan made ...
  • For Sale: 152 and 160 Purdy Street June 12, 2019 Are you a first time homebuyer looking to purchase a single family home? HOCN currently has two affordable homeownership opportunities available in the City of Buffalo; 152 Purdy Street and 160 Purdy Street. 152 Purdy Street and 160 Purdy Street are both 1,473sq/ft single family homes featuring 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, off-street parking, covered front porch, ...
  • Business Owners, Neighbors Gather to Clean Up Grant Street May 29, 2019 May 4, 2019- WGRZ Click Here to View Original Article BUFFALO, N.Y. — For two hours, volunteers picked up garbage that had built up during the winter along Grant Street and surrounding neighborhoods. Local business owners and neighbors gathered for two hours Saturday morning for the second annual Grant Street Cleanup. It was held from 10 a.m. to ...
  • Now Accepting Applications for BMSI Program November 21, 2018 HOCN is now accepting applications for the Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI) Program on Grant Street. The Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI) is a reimbursement program that provides commercial and mixed-use property owners with a 75% match (three dollars of grant funds for each one dollar of owner funds) up to a project total of $50,000 ...
  • City of Buffalo Launches Home Grown Homeownership Program October 18, 2018 The City of Buffalo is now offering a great first-time homebuyer opportunity for eligible purchasers to buy and rehabilitate a home from the Division of Real Estate’s inventory. Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HOCN) is currently assisting homebuyers with processing applications for the City of Buffalo’s Home Grown Homeownership (HGH) Program. Eligible low-income, first time ...
  • Better Buffalo Fund provides $7.7 million for 11 city projects June 28, 2018 June 22, 2018 – Buffalo News Click here to view original article By Matt Glynn The Better Buffalo Fund will give $7.7 million worth of financial support to 11 projects aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods within the City of Buffalo. The fund, part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion program, supports housing, retail and business projects near public transportation. Lt. ...
  • Despite setbacks, Bailey Green project pushes ahead with houses, urban farm January 22, 2018 January 15, 2018 – Buffalo News Click here to view original article. By Mark Sommer The Bailey Green project on the East Side was started by a neighborhood business, guided by an internationally acclaimed plan and has had the involvement of the University at Buffalo and community organizations like Habitat for Humanity Buffalo. About two years ago Harmac ...