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Elmwood Urban MP by Architectural Resources

Design Brief

The Elmwood Village mixed-use district is bounded by the world-renowned Albright-Knox Art Gallery and SUNY Buffalo State to the north and the historic Allentown neighborhood to the south. The commercially vibrant, lively pedestrian streets and culturally diverse district is surrounded by historic residential neighborhoods. A|r collaborated with Forever Elmwood on the development of case studies that illustrate fundamental principles of design guidelines for the area. The case studies are an important component of the “Why Elmwood Works” presentation that demonstrates how the design guidelines and phased implementation reinforce the pedestrian-oriented character of the neighborhood while encouraging commercial revitalization. This design work supports the City of Buffalo’s initiative to legislate a new zoning overlay district that will promote desired patterns of development along the Avenue.

Design Brief

The Elmwood Village mixed-use district is bounded by the world-renowned Albright-Knox Art Gallery and SUNY Buffalo State to the north and the historic Allentown neighborhood to the south. The commercially vibrant, lively pedestrian streets and culturally diverse district is surrounded by historic residential neighborhoods. A|r collaborated with Forever Elmwood on the development of case studies that illustrate fundamental principles of design guidelines for the area. The case studies are an important component of the “Why Elmwood Works” presentation that demonstrates how the design guidelines and phased implementation reinforce the pedestrian-oriented character of the neighborhood while encouraging commercial revitalization. This design work supports the City of Buffalo’s initiative to legislate a new zoning overlay district that will promote desired patterns of development along the Avenue.

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