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Buffalo Common Council Paves Way for Community-Driven Development

Buffalo Common Council partially lifted a two-and-a-half-year moratorium on the sale of city-owned property in Buffalo’s historic Fruit Belt community on Tuesday, reported the Buffalo News. The action paves the way for the transfer of up to 20 vacant lots to the F.B. Community Land Trust, as well as the sale of other vacant lots to homeowners living adjacent to the parcels, the Buffalo News reported.

The move was applauded by Fruit Belt community members and city officials, in no small part because it is buttressed by a strategic development plan that gives residents a seat at the table in shaping the neighborhood’s future development.

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