Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HOCN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to create, facilitate and support housing and neighborhood development in Buffalo’s core communities.

HOCN in the Media

Rising home values: As investors cheer, low-income owners despair

March 7th, 2020- Buffalo News View Original Article Residents of a number of neighborhoods saw assessments jump far above the citywide norm, and many say they’ve considered selling their homes to avoid tax delinquency or foreclosure. John Howell and his wife have begun to wonder where she will live when he is dead. The 65-year-old …

Preservation Buffalo Niagara acquires historic 172 year-old building

December 19th, 2019 – WKBW Channel 7 News View Original Article BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Preservation Buffalo Niagara has acquired a pre-Civil War building at 72 Sycamore Street Thursday morning, with plans to fix it up and turn it into a mixed-use building. PBN worked to get funding and get the structure on the state …

PBN Buying and Redeveloping Sycamore Street Building

December 19th, 2019- Buffalo Rising Online View Original Article Preservation Buffalo Niagara acquired 72 Sycamore Street from Rocco Termini with plans to protect the landmark and bring new life to this part of Sycamore Street.  The previous owner of 72 Sycamore proposed demolition of the former boarding house in 2017. In addition to opposing the …

Termini hands 72 Sycamore over to Preservation Buffalo Niagara

December 19th, 2019- WBFO News View Original Article By Michael Mroziak He bought the building two years ago to spare it from the wrecking ball. Thursday morning, local developer Rocco Termini donated the property at 72 Sycamore Street, handing the deed over to Preservation Buffalo Niagara, which plans to revive the pre-Civil War structure for …

Termini’s donation will give historic but neglected building new life

December 19th, 2019- The Buffalo News View Original Article By Mark Sommer A developer and preservation group have partnered to save a pre-Civil War-era Sycamore Street building that not long ago was threatened with demolition. Preservation Buffalo Niagara announced Thursday that it has been given a four-story red brick building at 72 Sycamore St. near …

251 Grant Street Gets Underway

August 24th, 2019 – Buffalo Rising Online View Original Article By Newell Nussbaumer A long deserted storefront on Grant Street is finally seeing new life. Slowly but surely, this commercial district is being buttoned up, one building at a time. It was back in January that I posted on Buffalo Cooperative Federal Credit Union scooping …

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