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Higgins comments on Central Terminal restoration


Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement related to the Urban Land Institute's Advisory Services Panel process, focusing on the Buffalo Central Terminal, slated for next week:

"Buffalo's Central Terminal is a central piece of the City's skyline but its grand presence as an iconic historic landmark is only outdone by the presence it holds in the hearts and minds of the people in this community.

"Last October we initiated a determined effort to refocus on the Central Terminal and the greater Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood.  What stood out most throughout the last several months is the genuine affection for the Central Terminal felt by residents across Western New York and beyond.
"The Urban Land Institute is an experienced and respected nonprofit organization that has a track record of involvement in transformative projects, including rehabilitation of the Richardson Olmsted Complex, which underwent a $102.5 million rehabilitation that included more than $76 million in New York State funding and an additional $16 million in historic tax credits.

"We welcome this process and I look forward to advocating for the future of the Central Terminal in the Urban Land Institute panel interviews next week.  The time is now to refocus on the Central Terminal."