Today, PUSH and many of our friends and partners join together to celebrate the beginning of construction on the Massachusetts Avenue Development (MAD) Plan, which includes the complete renovation of three vacant buildings using cutting-edge �green design� building techniques, including super efficient heating systems and insulation techniques. The project will create 11 units of green, affordable, high-quality housing.
This project builds on the momentum created by community-based organizations including PUSH, West Side NHS, Homefront, MAP and Habitat for Humanity and will strengthen PUSH�s Green Development Zone, which has gained national attention as a model for integrating green affordable housing, renewable energy projects, job training and urban agriculture. The project was made possible by funding from NYS Housing and Community Renewal, the City of Buffalo and funds raised privately by PUSH.
Thank you to PUSH Board Chair Jen Mecozzi for emceeing the event and to Mayor Byron Brown, Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, Councilmember David Rivera, Legislator Maria Whyte, and John Maggiore for recognizing and supporting our efforts today. And a special thank you to every PUSH member who joined our celebration, especially Augustine for sharing her story as one of the first PUSH tenant. We couldn't accomplish this project without the dedication and hard work of our members!
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Posted on Wed, January 12, 2011