Two more buildings listed on the National Register: PS 51 and Seneca Plumbing and Heating Company

kta’s work has resulted in the listing of 2 more buildings on the National Register this week, in anticipation of their rehabilitation and development in the coming months.

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In response to this recent work, Governor Cuomo stated, “These nominations pay tribute to some of the most exceptional and fascinating sites in New York State history. By placing these landmarks on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, we can ensure these locations have the funding they need to preserve and promote the very best of New York’s past, present and future.”

Read more here.

Lafayette Barton Apartments Nearing Completion

Many people in Buffalo remember the tragic fire that damaged this building and displaced 90 residents in March 2017.

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After the fire, kta preservation specialists was able to conduct the research and documentation necessary to list the building on the National Register, enabling the developer to use the historic tax credit program for financial assistance in rehabilitating the building. With kia’s consultation throughout the entire process, the Lafayette Barton Apartments are nearing completion and preparing for occupancy again soon.

Read more about the project here.

Fedders Lofts Project Underway

The Historic Tax Credit program makes projects like this one possible: transforming a ruined factory into apartments. A portion of the original building was missing, but with the assistance of our team here at kta preservation specialists, we managed to list the Fedders Complex on the National Register and assist in its reconstruction and rehabilitation.

Read more about the plans for this project here.

Leading a Sustainable Tourism Workshop at the Venice Architecture Biennale

As part of the University at Buffalo’s contributions to the Venice Architecture Biennale in August 2018, Kerry Traynor led a "48-hour challenge" to consider the impact of tourism on the historic city, where tourists outnumber residents three to one. Exploring neighborhoods and commercial districts, students assessed gentrification, quality of living conditions, and the physical, cultural and social layers of the city's urban fabric. The two-day challenge included a "scavenger hunt" of the city to assess the availability and costs of essential goods and services for residents, as part of their exploration of tourism's impact on native Venetians. 

An article on the workshop in Venice can be found here.