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Student-Built Houses Up for Auction

Student-Built Houses Up for Auction

West Seneca, NY (June 6, 2011) - Each year, students enrolled in the Building Trades program at Erie 1 BOCES Potter and Harkness Career & Technical centers build a house from bottom to top, an impressive accomplishment for high school seniors.

At 9 a.m. on June 10, the house built by students at Potter Career & Technical Center located at 705 Potter Road in West Seneca will be auctioned by Cash Realty & Auctions. The house built by students at Harkness Career & Technical Center located at 99 Aero Drive in Cheektowaga will be auctioned at 10 a.m. on June 10. All proceeds from the auction will be used toward next year’s building supplies.

McKinley House Finds an Owner Via Habitat

McKinley House Finds an Owner Via Habitat

This morning, June 2nd, 2011, a three-bedroom modular house began its move from McKinley High School to a building site at 50 Wilson Street, Lackawanna, initiating a new collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Buffalo and the Construction Industry Education Foundation.  The house is being moved from the school on Elmwood Avenue, where the students built it, to a poured foundation. 

448 Elmwood Celebrates Grand Opening in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village

448 Elmwood Celebrates Grand Opening in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Common Council Member David Rivera were on hand Wednesday, May 25, to help cut the ribbon at the grand opening of 448 Elmwood, a new building now home to 12 luxury apartments, Coffee Culture, ICU Optical Sunglasses and additional commercial space. Partners in the project are The Krog Corporation of Orchard Park, The Frizlen Group Architects of Buffalo and Michael Ferdman.

Located in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village, 448 Elmwood stands on a corner formerly occupied by a vacant fast-food restaurant. The location is just five minutes from downtown Buffalo and the Peace Bridge.

Renting vs Buying: What to Know

Renting vs Buying: What to Know

What should I know about renting and home buying?

Date: April 28, 2011

Time: 6:00 p.m.

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, Congressman Higgins Announce $68,150 from NeighborWorks Ame

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, Congressman Higgins Announce $68,150 from NeighborWorks Ame

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and West Side Neighborhood Services announce help for Western New York, through a $68,150 grant from NeighborWorks® America, at a time when communities are taking early steps back from the housing crisis and jobs need to be created most.   This flexible funding source will help West Side Neighborhood Housing Services in a variety of ways, including providing key service delivery funds for homebuyer education, owner-occupied rehabilitation, foreclosure prevention and community building programs.

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services’ Executive Director, Linda Chiarenza, says these flexible funds are vital as Buffalo communities face increasing needs and decreasing funding.

Richardson Olmsted Complex January 26th Public Meeting

Richardson Olmsted Complex January 26th Public Meeting

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Please join the Richardson Center Corporation on Wednesday, January 26, 6:00 pm at Rockwell Hall Performing Arts Center for an informational and interactive meeting on the Richardson Olmsted Complex South Lawn. 

The South Lawn will be a welcoming landscape for public enjoyment. As an important component of the Master Plan Core Project, the South Lawn landscape, circulation and entry encompasses a 4 acre area between the Towers Building and Forest Avenue. The design plans carry out a contemporary interpretation of the Olmsted design for new and existing users.  

At the meeting, plans for this $4 million construction project will be unveiled and the community will have the opportunity for discussion. Updates on the Master Plan, stabilization, parking relocation, ownership and implementation schedule will also be presented.  Questions? Call (716) 849-6070 or email.

Holy Family Senior Apartments to open in South Buffalo

A Catholic elementary school that educated generations of South Buffalo residents is about to take on a new life.  Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Holy Family Senior Apartments at 920 Tifft St. were held on Aug. 12. 

Sponsored by the Diocese of Buffalo and developed by Delta Development of Western New York Inc.