(WKBW release) -- The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus initiated a process, along with Preservation Buffalo Niagara, several other local and State preservation organizations and community stakeholders back in early January to objectively gather all the facts that would be necessary to develop a reasonable and responsible plan for the Trico building.
According to a news release issued Tuesday:
This process has been ongoing and is making good progress. The Trico building is an important but challenging property. Doug Swift from Doug Swift Development has recently been engaged to oversee a Trico adaptive reuse study. He has brought in several independent professionals to analyze the existing data from several past studies on the building. The consultants will attempt to fill the holes from the existing information and the Trico building’s current conditions will be evaluated. There will be several public meetings scheduled as part of the process and it is expected to be concluded by the end of July. A report analyzing the historic, cultural, structural, environmental, financial feasibility and other key factors will be produced.
Every preservation organization in Buffalo has been invited to participate along with the environmental, structural, cost estimators, architects, and historic resource experts. The State Historic Preservation Office and the Preservation League of New York State are engaged to help guide the process. Over 40 individuals have expressed an interest in participating in the study and are a part of the Trico Adaptive Reuse Team.
BNMC has initiated this process in an effort to get to the truth about the redevelopment potential of the Trico building. As part of its mission to guide the ongoing expansion of the Medical Campus and to generate real economic development for the City of Buffalo, BNMC would like to see the Trico adaptive reuse process provide our community with the necessary tools and a road map that could help guide our community through a rational public discourse that should occur when significant preservation issues arise in the future.