CBCA has provided Grant Writing & Administration services for the multi-funded project at Riviera, raising over $1 million from NYSCA, NYS Parks EPF, M.L. Wendt Foundation, Empire State Development, NY Main Street program through Lumber City Development and legislative member items from Senator George Maziarz and Assemblymember Robin Schimminger.
As the neighborhood initiaitve raised funds and community consensus, CBCA went to work reviewing more than 2,400 resources, creating a website as a community resource, and preparing the nomination in close collaboration with the State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service. The result: a 500-page Elmwood Historic District (West) nomination that the State Board for Historic Preservation unanimously supported at its September 2012 meeting, and the creation of construction jobs on tax credit-supported home improvements.
CBCA has pioneered the use of the Multiple Resource Survey for several communities in Western New York. CBCA has successfully completed several Multiple Property Documentation Forms (MPDFs) and accompanying individual registration forms. Our work is being looked at by the National Park Service as a model for updating their “How to Complete the National Register Multiple Property Documentation Form” Bulletin 16B.
CBCA has worked with the City of Newburgh in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley to complete a cultural resources survey. CBCA surveyed over 2,000 properties in the city, examining previously undocumented areas outside of the East End Historic District, one of the largest historic districts in New York State.
In Lockport, CBCA reviewed over 600 properties within the core of the City, which has yielded numerous excellent examples of residential, commercial, ecclesiastical and industrial architecture. As a result of the survey work, CBCA recommended that the City of Lockport and the Historic Preservation Commission pursue the nomination of the potential High Street-Locust Street Historic District to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Building on the efforts of the Reconnaissance survey, CBCA prepared an Intensive Level Historic Resources Survey for the Town of Clarence. CBCA visited, researched, photographed, and prepared Historic Resources Inventory forms for approximately 300 structures throughout the Town of Clarence based on the results of the Reconnaissance Level Survey.
Clinton Brown Company Architecture was engaged to undertake three simultaneous Intensive Level Historic Resource Surveys of areas of the City of Buffalo. These surveys are a part of multi-phased initiative to document the historic resources of the City of Buffalo; work that had not been done in the City in over 20 years. CBCA successfully completed Intensive Level investigations of the Triangle, Broadway-Fillmore, and Grant-Ferry-Forest neighborhoods of the City of Buffalo.
Distinctive residential subdivision entranceways welcomed new residents to the suburban areas of Amherst at the dawn of the automobile age which gave mobility to American families. CBCA conducted a Reconnaissance level survey for the Town of Amherst of 11 historic entranceways, comprised of 25 structures, and prepared an existing conditions report with photos, reconstruction and preservation recommendations, construction cost estimates, and ranking of priority of preservation of the entranceways.
Broome County seeks to draw on its unique history as an industrial superpower in the 19th and 20th centuries for sustainability in the 21st century. The goal of the Multiple Resources Survey project was to encourage new growth, investment and revitalization in the county’s stock of industrial properties and this is occurring. Broome County contains a wealth of industrial buildings representing a wide variety of businesses and architectural styles.
CBCA worked with several prospective buyers until white knight Timothy George arrived to purchase and rehabilitate the building and its garage into market rate apartments, much to the neighborhood’s delight. CBCA performed full historic preservation and architectural services as part of the team, obtaining necessary approvals of the substantial rehabilitation that qualifies for the State and Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit programs for a combined 40% tax credit and other incentives.
CBCA prepared the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Application for the Theater Place complex. For the project, Clinton Brown Company researched the history of the building and Main Street, detailing the architectural significance of the buildings and also documenting its many commercial occupants. The building is now undergoing conversion into new office spaces.
In 2009 CBCA completed a historic building assessment for the Museum under the Heritage Preservation Conservation Assessment Program in collaboration with Conservation Consultant Barbara Moore. In 2010 CBCA completed a Historic Structure Report (HSR), funded in part by an EPF grant from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and a Preserve NY grant from Preservation League of NYS.