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Albright-Knox expansion waiting on environmental review

Requests related to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's expansion project were sent back to the Common Council’s legislation committee because the environmental review is not completed.

The gallery did clarify its efforts to meet goals for diversifying the workforce and subcontractors and goals for hiring people in the region for the the $155 million project, Council members said Tuesday.

They wanted clarification before amending a 118-year-old agreement that allowed the gallery to be built.

The other request would allow the project to proceed as a planned unit development, a unique distinction allowable under Buffalo’s new land use rules, known as the Green Code, for projects on parcels of more than two acres.

Once the environmental reviews are completed, city lawmakers are expected to unanimously approve the requests.

Council members press for clearer diversity goals in Albright-Knox expansion

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