Central Park Resident Pleased with Settlement | News
BUFFALO, NY - A dangerous eyesore in Buffalo will finally be cleaned up thanks to a settlement announced Tuesday by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Residents have long complained about the conditions of the Central Park Plaza on Holden Street.
Beverly Davis was a resident who never gave up fighting for something to happen. "I've been in court probably thirty times."
According to James Morrissey of the New York State Attorney General's office says the Brooklyn-based owners Samuel Kurz and Central Park Plaza, LLC have agreed to pay for a clean-up of the 29-acre property which includes:
- Lighting the plaza from dusk to dawn
- Patrol the plaza from dusk to dawn
- Repair or secure all broken windows, holes in exterior walls and doors
- Remove all trash and debris
- Cut and remove all overgrown weeds and grass
The settlement also requires the plaza to be sold as soon as possible and bars the owner, Sam Kurz and Central Park, LLC, from ever owning property in Buffalo.
"We watched Central Park Plaza go from a once vibrant place to a 29-acre eyesore," said neighborhood resident Joy McDuffie. "What is essential for this community is a redevelopment of Central Park Plaza."
"The state did what the city couldn't," said Davis.
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