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Extreme Makeover Makeover in Buffalo

The planning staff of Buffalo, NY lobbied ABC to bring their program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to Buffalo - and change their suburban standards to New Urbanist ones.

Extreme Makeover designers and architects worked with the City of Buffalo staff to create a prototype green, urban home that fits in a narrow lot.

"The new home follows New Urbanist principles, can fit comfortably on a typical 30' urban residential lot, seeks green/energy efficiency certification, and melds traditional form with modern tastes and sensibilities. The house will be a model for infill development across the city and establishes a precedent-setting example of contextual fit, appropriate massing and height, proper "build to" line and a design that "addresses the street" and has a neighbor-friendly front porch."

Thanks to Nate Neuman

Full Story: EMHE House: Model For Infill Development

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