In 2014, kta conducted an Architectural Reconnaissance Survey of Niagara Street between Forest Avenue to the north and Busti Street to the south. The goals of this study were to assess associated structures and properties for their National Register potential. The project area specifically focused on the block bounded by Interstate 190, the Black Rock Canal, and the Belt Line rail line to the west; Niagara Street to the east, Lafayette Avenue to the north and Breckenridge Street to the south. The survey resulted in the local landmark designation of the Upper Black Rock Historic District, a certified historic district.
Other surveys conducted by kta preservation specialists in the past few years: Phase 1A and 1B Cultural Resources Survey for the City of Rochester Intermodal Transportation Center; Phase 1A and 1B Cultural Resource Survey for the Allen Street Extension and Rehabilitation in Buffalo; Phase 1 Survey for the Town of Watertown; and over 60 Architectural Reconnaissance Surveys have been co-authored by Kerry L. Traynor at kta since 1999 in collaboration with Archaeological Surveys at the University at Buffalo.