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Status

  • Your pressure worked! On January 28, the City's Preservation Board recommended local landmark status for The Crosby buildings. It's now in the Common Council's hands. We'll let you know when a hearing is scheduled.
  • Update, May 11,2016: The Common Council DENIED local landmark status for this building.

Action Talking Points

  • The Crosby family has contributed to the City of Buffalo for over a century including significant contributions to the University of Buffalo.
  • The buildings are in a prime location
  • Developers have already shown interest in their redevelopment.
  • The building complex includes Theodore Kleinschmidt's Malt House which was built in 1874 and contributed to Buffalo’s burgeoning brewing history.

Action Steps

  1. Attend the Preservation Board meeting on January 28.
  2. Contact Ellicott District Councilmember Darius Pridgen, opposing demolition and supporting local landmark designation for 412 William Street:
    • Darius Pridgen
    • Council President, Ellicott District Councilmember
    • E: dpridgen@city-buffalo.com
    • P: 716-851-4980
    • M: City Hall Room 1408, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo NY 14202
    • F: 716-851-6576
    • H: M-F, 830am - 430pm
  3. Contact your Councilmember, because local landmark designations require Council approval. Instructions here: Common Council Contact Page. Alert them to the expected landmark designation and urge them to support it when it comes up for a vote. You can also, of course, contact all the Councilmembers.
  4. Share this page on social media by clicking on this link or the green link above.

Earlier:

Bernice Radle (Buffalo Young Preservationists), 12/28:

  • "We're submitting the local landmark on 1/7/16 which means it won't get a review and approval by the Preservation Board until 1/20/16".
  1. Contact Council President Pridgen immediately and express your concern to pause the demo and talk about alternatives. This complex is insanely cool, historic and very dense - this could be a key player in the revitalization of this neighborhood! Darius G. Pridgen, Council President, Ellicott District Common Council Member. 1315 City Hall, Buffalo NY 14202. Phone: 716-851-4980; Fax: (716)851-6576. dpridgen@city-buffalo.com
  2. Contact your Common Council Member here and email / call him! Buffalo Common Council
  3. Email The BYP Team! Help us be louder and more effective! bypteam@gmail.com