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Group gathers to try to save Elmwood Village home from demolition

Posted at 1:46 PM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-23 13:46:42-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Those in opposition are demanding the City of Buffalo think twice before an abandoned home is demolished as a part of the Elmwood Crossing development.

184 West Utica is set to be a part of a transformative development near the site of the old Women and Children's Hospital.

Members with the campaign for Greater Buffalo say this home has historical significance and must protected.

"We realize that there has to be development but we would like to incorporate historically significant architecture into the new development. It's like a puzzle. You keep taking away, pieces of pieces of the puzzle and pretty soon you've lost the picture of who we are," an organizer said.

The reason ralliers met outside the home Saturday is because Tuesday, the city's preservation board will hold a public meeting on the home's historical landmark designation.