Thursday Workshop to Focus on First Ward Neighborhood Commercial Development

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, in partnership with the Seneca Gaming Corporation and the Perry Choice Planning Initiative, has commissioned the development of a Neighborhood Retail Marketing Study & Commercial Revitalization Plan for the South Park and Perry Street Corridors in Buffalo’s Perry Choice Neighborhood. The plan will set the course for rebirth along the neighborhood’s primary commercial corridors, identifying businesses and services needed to serve the local community and greater region.
The public is invited to attend a second community workshop to review preliminary recommendations and offer feedback on the plan.  The project team will be seeking ideas to help fill storefronts, attract entrepreneurs, encourage investors and spur new development.  The workshop is designed to draw participants out about their visions for the future of the neighborhood and to collaborate with others to prioritize the ideas generated. 


The project’s consultant, peter j. smith & company, inc., will use the results of the public workshop along with market analysis and urban design techniques to develop a revitalization plan for the Perry Choice Neighborhood commercial corridors and action strategies to implement the plan. 
The project partners, led by the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority’s Perry Choice Neighborhood Planning Initiative, is also composed of the University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies and the Seneca Gaming Corporation.
The workshop is free and open to the public.
When: Thursday, January 31
6:00 p.m.
Where: Perry Auditorium
416 Louisiana St.

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