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December 2016

Olmsted Conservancy Issues Initial Endorsement for two Jack Nicklaus Golf Courses

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LAWYER AND COMMUNITY ACTIVIST KEVIN GAUGHAN HAS GAINED GROUND WITH THE OLMSTED CONSERVANCY IN HIS PURSUIT TO TURN DELAWARE PARK’S RAGTAG GOLF COURSE INTO A PREMIER COURSE, WHILE TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE ORIGINAL OLMSTED VISION.

At the same time, another part of his proposal is also making inroads with the Conservancy, which would see a second course designed in South Buffalo. Read More

Final public hearing on Scajaquada project rescheduled for January

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THE STATE’S PLAN TO CONVERT THE SCAJAQUADA EXPRESSWAY INTO A DIFFERENT KIND OF ROAD IS NEARING COMPLETION.

The process began in 2005, languished for several years and then was jolted to the forefront when a car went off the road and struck and killed a child in Delaware Park. The last public hearing for the state Department of Transportation’s $100 million plan is being held Wednesday, and a decision is expected next year. Read More

Expressway Planned for Delaware Park, You Can Stop It.

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THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (NYSDOT) IS DESIGNING A NEW EXPRESSWAY TO REPLACE THE CURRENT EXPRESSWAY THAT RUNS THROUGH DELAWARE PARK …

NYSDOT calls the new expressway a boulevard. They claim it will be in harmony with its surroundings. In the past they promised it would be “park Themed.” But, in reality it looks like it will not be much different from the Scajaquada Expressway that is currently in place. Read More

Urban Nature: The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted

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WITH FAR MORE THAN 100 PARKS CREDITED TO HIS DESIGN, ENCOMPASSING SOME OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC’S MOST BELOVED SPACES, THE IMPACT OF FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED UPON OUR ABILITY TO MERGE NATURE AND THE URBANE CANNOT BE OVERSTATED.

Olmsted is credited with founding what is considered the first ever landscape architecture firm. Read More