What the Buffalo Common Council forgot

Posted at 6:39 PM, Dec 12, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Elmwood Crossings project designation was approved by the common council on Tuesday, December 10. But they forgot some things.

"What happened on Tuesday was a procedural error," said David Rivera, (D) Majority Leader, Niagara District.

Last month, the community raised some concerns about protecting the character of the neighborhood. So the Council made some amendments.


  • Affordable housing
  • Green Space
  • Pedestrian Access
  • Parking

These amendments require state tax credit and the deadline to be approved is on Friday, the 13. So the Council had to call a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to correct their mistake.

This change allows building plans to move forward. Developers expect the project to continue into 2023.

To see a full list of amendments, click here.