Discuss the Future of the Broadway Market
by Artvoice Staff (@Artvoice) - posted 10:46 am, February 17, 2011
Back in 1999, the Project for Public Spaces—the same nonprofit planning consultant who president came here to speak about waterfront development three months ago—issued a report on possible paths for revitalizing the Broadway Market.
Here we are, 12 years later, and the recommendations in that report have largely gone unrealized. But now, just as there is new energy surrounding waterfront development (weren’t we talking about that in 1999, too?), there are new opportunities to reinvent the Market. The city recently committed funds for infrastructure improvements, and a group of community activists have been advising the city for more than a year on how to breathe life into the historic community marketplace.
Tomorrow (Friday, February 18, 4-6pm), PPS’s vice president, Steve Davies, returns to Buffalo to revisit the 1999 report and discuss current plans for the market, to help politicians and planners, community activists and market stakeholder, and anyone else who is interested discuss the Broadway Market’s future. The discussion takes places at the Minnie Gillette Auditorium, at Erie Community College City Campus, 121 Ellicott Street.
The event is sponsored in part by Buffalo Common Council President Dave Franczyk with additional support provided by Forgotten Buffalo, the Despensata Corporation, and the Friends of the Broadway Market (B.E.S.T. Community Association & the Lombard Clark Block Club).