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Eyesores along Rt. 33 now have for sale sign

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Jun 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 20:29:48-04

Those eyesores you see along Rt. 33 now have a for sale sign.

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) Board of Commissioners says they voted unanimously to sell the former Kensington Heights housing development site.

The 16.8 acre property has been empty for almost four decades and undergone on-and-off demolition from 2010-2014. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has declared the remaining tower shell to be asbestos-free.

"The time has come for the BMHA to write the final chapter on Kensington heights," said BMHA Executive Director Dawn Sanders-Garrett. "We believe the site's easy access to the 33, recent investment in the surrounding neighborhood, plus the availability to brownfield tax credits, make it an attractive property."

The BMHA is open to fair market value offers for the entire property or portions of the site. The Authority is also open to lease offers for temporary uses.