East Buffalo GNPA meeting Monday, 04/26


Bill Parke, AICP
Community Planner
Office of Strategic Planning
City of Buffalo

East Buffalo Good Neighbors Planning Alliance

Agenda for: Monday, April 26, 2010 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

To be held at The Lt. Col Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY, 1081 Broadway, Buffalo

1) Welcome and Introductions
2) Review minutes
3) New Business

– Speaker: Robert E. Knoer, Esq., The Knoer Group, PLLC, on wind energy generally and the issues that could be expected in establishing a wind energy facility at a location like the Central Terminal

4) Implementation Update

Implementation Steps Related to Neighborhood Plan:

– Babcock/Seneca Babcock/Clinton Bailey

Global Youth Service Day Saturday April 23-25 (see attached flyer)
Clinton Bailey Farmers Market begins Summer Hours

– Broadway Fillmore concepts and map

Wilson Street Urban Farm (Mark/Janice Stevens)
Fillmore Parkway Revitalization Project/Paderewski Greenway Plan
Broadway Market Rooftop Gardens
Community Picnic in August (Tentative)

– Emerson

– Lovejoy

School 43 Initiative
Commercial Revitalization
Interactive Citizen Response
Update on “Discover Lovejoy Village 2015”

May 8 Walk in Lovejoy with Partners for a Livable WNY

– Kaisertown Coalition Update

Funding from Sen. Stachkowski
Planters on Commercial Strip
Banners Replacement and/or Repair

5) Old Business

Formulation of Outreach Strategy/Toolbox

Community Gardens Task Force Update

Update from Matt Urban Center

Problem Property Priorities

Status of Monitoring of Planning Board, Preservation Board, Zoning Board & Council meetings

6) Next meeting(s) dates and topics

7) Upcoming event(s) or announcements (Suggest yours by contacting bparke@city-buffalo.com)

Global Youth Service Day in Seneca Babcock 4/23-4/25 (see attached flyer)

The Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center will hold a fundraiser for its recently launched Homeless Outreach Program Eastside from 5:30 to 9:30 pm Fri. 4/23 in Pott’s Banquet Hall, 694 South Ogden St. A family-friendly event featuring music, refreshments and basket raffles. Also, two Buffalo Jills will sign autographs. Tickets are $20. For info.: Joyelle at 855-2124 or joyelletedeschi@yahoo.com

GARDENERS WANTED! Grow Your Own Veggies! The Broadway Market plans to have rooftop gardens available to the community. See the flyer attached on an upcoming meeting on 4/24. Visit: http://broadwaymarket.org/?p=613

Fundraiser to help start the restoration of an historic house, the residence of Marguerite Nelson. Marguerite does not have the resources to save the carriage house at the back of her home; the roof above her home needs work too. 5:30 – 9:30pm Friday, 4/30 at Dnipro, 562 Genesee St., Buffalo. Bring a dish to pass if you wish; and a $20, $50 or $100 bill. I’ll buy the beer. –Yuri

Clinton Bailey Farmers Market begins Summer Hours 5/1! Sun – Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 6am-6pm, at 1443-1517 Clinton St. Visit: http://www.clintonbaileymarket.com

The East Buffalo GNPA includes the following neighborhoods; Babcock, Broadway Fillmore, Emerson, Kaisertown & Lovejoy. East Buffalo GNPA is a neighborhood-based planning organization that seeks to actively involve citizens in the creation of action plans for their communities.