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Architects support Central Terminal development

Posted at 9:10 AM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 18:16:04-04

Another group is throwing support behind making Buffalo's Central Terminal the site of the new AMTRAK station in the city.

A group of more than 25 Western New York architects have written a letter to the Buffalo Train Station Site Selection Committee.  They're supporting the return of trains to the Central Terminal.

"Buffalo needs the vision and the imagination to reclaim our own built heritage," they penned. 

On Monday morning Robert Stark of CJS Architects, one of the 25 architects to sign his name, and Congressman Brian Higgins, who has been a long-time supporter of the Central Terminal site, agreed Canalside is not the place for a multi-modal form of transportation. 

 Recent reports presented by consultants from WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff showed that a station at the Central Terminal would be more expensive than Canalside.

Mayor Byron Brown said, while he doesn't have a preference location-wise, all factors and figures are being considered.