September 5, 2010, 5am PDT
Even as the City of Buffalo is spending millions to build new historically appropriate buildings on the waterfront, true historic buildings are allowed to be destroyed mere blocks away, says Donn Esmonde.
August 5, 2010, 12pm PDT
In a recent speech, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown called the people who spoke out against a Bass Pro Shop "obstructionists." One of those obstructionists speaks out about the city's economic development processes, which he calls
March 5, 2010, 12pm PST
A 12-story condominium proposed for Crystal Beach in Fort Erie, Ontario brought protesters out in droves, but despite the fact that objections outweighed approvals by 2-1, the city council approved the project.
February 25, 2010, 1pm PST
A pro-smart growth group in Lockport, NY attempted to stop a WalMart Supercenter from being built in their town, but the state supreme court rejected their appeal.
June 5, 2009, 8am PDT
The Planning Board of Buffalo has urged the developers of a new hotel on the waterfront to make design changes so that it looks less "bunkerlike".
June 18, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Bethlehem Steel left 25 years ago, but a new, mysterious energy company is brining a glimmer of hope to Lackawanna, New York. The proposed plant, to be built on Bethlehem's brownfields, would convert petroleum coke into synthetic gas.</p>
September 11, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist visits Buffalo to protest state DOT's plan to expand freeway infrastructure on city's Outer Harbor, calls for demolition of elevated freeway and replacement with at-grade urban boulevard.</p>
April 19, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>The region appears ready to adopt a plan that will discourage unsustainable development.</p>
March 23, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Buffalo, New York, is proposing a way to require banks to take responsibility for abandoned homes and partial foreclosures. Many are hoping that this requirement would help to keep up neighborhoods that would otherwise decline as homes are abandoned.</p>
January 3, 2007, 11am PST
<p>One commentator from Upstate New York ponders the increasing phenomenon of competing drug store chains popping up on the corners of suburban intersections.</p>
January 15, 2006, 7am PST
A unrealized 1905 design by Frank Lloyd Wright is resurrected from the dead -- celebrities donate money to help fund the construction, which will be erected on the shores of Lake Erie.
October 20, 2005, 12pm PDT
The mile-long elevated highway, once hailed as a remarkable achievment is now seen by some as a barrier to development of Buffalo's waterfornt.
October 2, 2005, 9am PDT
East Aurora, a suburb of Buffalo, says no to big box attempts to change the small town feel it guards.
September 17, 2005, 11am PDT
Three long-lost buildings from Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House are being rebuilt brick by brick.
August 20, 2005, 11am PDT
Frank Lloyd Wright's mural will become the focus of a cultural tour. (Includes photos.)
April 15, 2005, 1pm PDT
Despite years of quick fixes, Buffalo's decline continues. Is it time for a major 'state-wide surgery'?
March 31, 2005, 12pm PST
A travelling exhibit offers a preview of the design for the 9-11 Memorial.
October 22, 2004, 2pm PDT
Seventy-six years after he conceived it, a design by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright comes to life.
September 14, 2004, 12pm PDT
Sprawling suburbs have changed the lifestyle of Americans.
June 7, 2004, 10am PDT
Buffalo, NY, is a "clear example" of what happens to a city suffering from the impact of sprawl.