The region’s first community land trust continues to move closer to taking ownership of city-owned lots in the Fruit Belt neighborhood.
Organizers for the F.B. Community Land Trust celebrated the progress the group has made coordinating with the city, as they prepare to take control of city properties. The group was established by neighborhood residents and advocacy organizations to prevent longtime residents from being pushed out as developers have become interested in the neighborhood, driven by the growth of the nearby Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Organizers and residents gathered at the Moot Senior Citizen Center over the weekend to share information with people from the neighborhood and sign up new members.