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6. Acknowlegements

Downtown Buffalo 2002!

The Implementation Council for Downtown Buffalo 2002!

Benderson Development Company » Buffalo Common Council » Buffalo Economic Renaissance Corporation » Buffalo Niagara Enterprise » Buffalo Place Inc » City of Buffalo, Board Of Parking » City of Buffalo, Administration/Finance » City of Buffalo, Office of the Mayor » City of Buffalo, Public Works » City of Buffalo, Office of Strategic Planning » Ellicott Development Co. » Empire State Development, WNY Region » Erie County Department of Environment & Planning » Erie County Legislature » Erie County, Office of the Executive » Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council » Heart of the City Inc. » M & T Bank » Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, Board of Commissioners » Signature Management Group

The Downtown Buffalo 2002! Team

Robert G. Shibley, AIA, AICP, Director

The City of Buffalo, Office of Strategic Planning

Tim Wanamaker, Executive Director June 2003 » Joseph Ryan, Executive Director » David Sengbusch, Acting Executive Director » Bonnie Kane Lockwood, Downtown Buffalo 2002! Coordinator » Charles Thomas, AICP, Deputy Director of Planning

Buffalo Place Inc.

Keith Belanger, Chairman » Michael T. Schmand, Executive Director » JoAnne E. Loughry, AICP, Associate Manager of Planning and Downtown Buffalo 2002! Project Manager » Debra L. Chernoff, Director of Planning » Nadine Marrero, Project Planner » Margaret Beardsley, Associate Director

The Urban Design Project, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo

Robert G. Shibley, AIA, AICP, Director » Bradshaw Hovey, Ph.D., Associate Director » Jocelyn Dolby and Laura Scarisbrick, Project Assistants » urban design, photography, graphics and web site team: Anirban Adhya, Rishawn Sonubi, Marie Carone, Amy Darin, Jessica Jamroz, Eric Shepherd, King Sophaphone, Justin Steinbach, Steven Watchorn, Kenneth Vail

Focus Group Participants

Sixty-five people worked with the Downtown Buffalo 2002! team in the initial framing of the work plan associated with both the activities and principles of The Queen City Hub. Their participation in focus group meetings and plan review helped to solidify the final planning framework.

Summit Participants, Draft Plan Reviewers, and Survey Respondents

Additional assistance on the project came in a variety of forms. Hundreds of participants in the Buffalo Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team visit of 2001 focused on housing, and hundreds more attended two Downtown Buffalo 2002! Summits in December of 1999 and April of 2002. And still hundreds more responded to requests for professional, citizen, and agency review.

Other Participants

A detailed list of all the participants in plan development is published in Vol. II and is posted at