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News June 2016

Demolition of Paul Rudolph’s Shoreline Apartments in Buffalo speeding up

June 25, 2016

One year ago, Norstar Development began the first phase of demolition on a portion of Paul Rudolph’s Shoreline Apartments in Buffalo. Future phases, dependent on financing through tax credits and public funding, were up in the air, or at least, it seemed, a few years away. Some hoped this would give advocates more time to make the case for preserving remaining portions the complex. Along the way, promises had been made by the developer to help displaced tenants find alternate housing. In May, Norstar unexpectedly announced a condensed timeline requiring all residents to move out by November. After tenants voiced their concerns, the Buffalo City Council adopted a resolution in support of the residents with the New York Department of Housing and Community Renewal also weighing in. It appears the November timeline will be pushed back again. Many details are still unclear, but the clock is ticking for another of Rudolph’s buildings.

Paul Rudolph’s Buffalo Shoreline Apartments to be demolished,” May 19, 2016 archpaper.com 
Shoreline Apartment residents see glimmer of hope, but questions remain,” May 31, 2016 wivb.com

 

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