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Where We Work

Where We Work

Within the framework of a city that has lost more than 50% of its population, targeted and concentrated reinvestment is crucial to protecting and reviving communities.  Though providing a framework for community development policy across the city and region, Buffalo LISC concentrates its redevelopment efforts in three discrete neighborhoods: the West Side, the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood of Kensington-Bailey, and the Larkin District.


West Side of BuffaloThe West Side, Building Sustainable Communities and the PUSH Green Development Zone

Buffalo’s West Side is a dynamic and diverse community – reemerging as a vibrant and desirable location after decades of decline.

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Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Buffalo Promise Neighborhood in the Kensington-Bailey section of Buffalo

As successful applicant to President Obama’s signature Promise Neighborhoods Department of Education Program, the Westminster Foundation is leading a vast cross-sector effort to improve educational outcomes in a challenged community in the Kensington-Bailey section of Buffalo.

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Buffalo's Larkin District

Larkin District along Seneca Street and the surrounding area

Led by the pioneering Larkin Development Company’s impressive repurposing of the of then vacant 600,000 square foot Larkin warehouse, from commercial redevelopment to housing rehabilitation to streetscape enhancements, Buffalo’s Larkin District is undergoing a dramatic amount of concentrated neighborhood improvements.

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