“Demolition should be the last resort,” Franczyk said, as Council members weigh in on Trico’s future

“Add a pair of influential Buffalo Common Council members who are joining the growing chorus to save the former Trico No. 1 plant that the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus wants to demolish as part of its ongoing expansion plans.

Councilmen David Franczyk and Joseph Golombek have filed a resolution with their fellow city lawmakers asking that they urge, if not prevent, the medical campus from demolishing the century-old, Goodell Street landmark.

“Demolition should be the last resort,” Franczyk said.

The council is expected to review and vote on the resolution on March 20, two days before the Buffalo Preservation Board considers naming the six-story, 600,000-square-foot mothballed windshield wiper factory a historic landmark. Preservation Buffalo Niagara is also holding a public meeting on the landmark status on March 22 and the Common Council’s legislation committee may vote on that request on March 27. ”

Source – http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/blog/morning_roundup/2012/03/council-members-weigh-in-on-trico-future.html

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