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Mehaffy Reports on Green Code to Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group

Mehaffy Reports on Green Code to Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group

Brenday Mehaffy, Buffalo's head of strategic planning, will be providing an update on the re-write of the City's archaic zoning ordinance.  The event is sponsored by the Urban Land Institute's Young Leaders Group of Western New York (ULI YLG of WNY), a subsidiary of the global nonprofit research and education organization, the Urban Land Institute. 

The one hour presentation takes place on Thursday, March 29, at noon in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership offices, 665 Main Street.  Price is $5 dollars for ULI members, $15 for non-ULI members, with lunch included.  Space is limited.  Please register in advance as there will be no on-site registration.

Urban Land Institute's Young Leaders Group Hosts Electric Tower Presentation

Urban Land Institute's Young Leaders Group Hosts Electric Tower Presentation

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group of Western New York (YLG), a subsidiary of the global nonprofit research and education institute, Urban Land Institute, is hosting a 100 Year Anniversary presentation of Buffalo’s historic Electric Tower, owned and operated by Iskalo Development Corp. on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Pre-registration and the presentation will be located across the street at newly renovated retail space at 5 East Huron.

Home to Buffalo’s Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and one of the most recognizable buildings in the Buffalo skyline, the Electric Tower was recently returned to its original grandeur including a comprehensive restoration of the building lobby, common areas, and a full building mechanical system replacement featuring many “Green” upgrades.

Urban Land Institute Young Leader Group Hosts 225 at Statler City

Urban Land Institute Young Leader Group Hosts 225 at Statler City

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE’S YOUNG LEADERS GROUP OF WESTERN NEW YORK HOSTS 225 ATTENDEES AT EXCLUSIVE STATLER CITY UNVEILING

Event included a tour and presentation by Mark Croce and redevelopment team

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group of Western New York (YLG), a global nonprofit research and education institute geared towards young working professionals, recently hosted a presentation, self-guided tour and networking event for 225 people at Statler City in downtown Buffalo. Statler City is developer Mark Croce’s rebirth of the Statler Hotel and Buffalo’s first mixed-use entertainment destination.

VIP Tour and Networking Event at Statler City (formerly known as the Statler Hotel)

VIP Tour and Networking Event at Statler City (formerly known as the Statler Hotel)

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE’S YOUNG LEADERS GROUP OF WESTERN NEW YORK ANNOUNCES VIP NETWORKING EVENT AT STATLER CITY
Exclusive tour and presentation with Mark Croce and development team

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group of Western New York (YLG), a global nonprofit research and education institute geared towards young professionals, is offering an exclusive tour of Buffalo’s historic landmark, Statler Hotel.

The guided tour will unveil plans for the 88-year old architectural masterpiece, rebranded as Statler City, into a mixed-use entertainment destination. A presentation will follow highlighting the intricacies of the renovation with development team and owner, Mark Croce. The ticketed event includes networking with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, catered by the Buffalo Chophouse.

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

A popular program, “Researching Your House History,” will be presented by Cynthia Van Ness, MLS, the Historical Society’s Director of Library and Archives and a research expert. It will take place on Saturday, October 8, and will feature a talk to which all are welcome, plus an optional, exclusive hands-on workshop.

The first part of the program is a lecture, in the museum's auditorium, where Van Ness will speak about the museum research library’s resources, the specific tools that are available, and give tips for how to research a property in which you are interested.

No pre-registration is required for this part of the program; admission is $5 members/$7 non-members, which covers general admission for lecture alone.

Brush Up Buffalo’s 15th Event to Take Place in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Brush Up Buffalo’s 15th Event to Take Place in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Buffalo, NY – Brush Up Buffalo, a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization focused on revitalizing City of Buffalo neighborhoods, recently announced that it will repaint 15 low-income homes with the help of 400 volunteers in the nationally-designated Buffalo Promise Neighborhood on Saturday, September 10, 2011.

Designated avenues and streets for Brush Up Buffalo 2011 – Westminster, East Amherst, Stockbridge and Berkshire – are in a relatively tight cluster and are near Westminster Community Charter School, where Brush Up Buffalo will set up operations for check-in and lunch.  (Parking will be at the Erie County Medical Center parking lot, with shuttles to the school.)  At least 25 volunteers will be needed to paint on each house; no prior painting experience is necessary.

Ribbon-Cutting, Open House Slated at 305 Utica

Ribbon-Cutting, Open House Slated at 305 Utica

The public will have one final opportunity to view finished luxury apartments at 305 Utica St. in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 11. The finished, nine-apartment “A” Building will reach full capacity this month, with all eight luxury apartments and one studio apartment occupied. This will be the last opportunity to view finished apartments in the “A” Building while interior construction of the twin “B” Building continues.

Simply known as 305 Utica, this unique residential property is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, entertainment, galleries, outdoor festivals and concerts, and more. The buildings are highly energy-efficient, offering daylight harvesting, energy-efficient mechanical systems, low-voltage electrical fixtures, Energy Star-rated appliances and water-use reduction with low-flow plumbing fixtures.