“Market” housing

Group 4
ARC605 | Spring 2016

Based on the observation that air travel cost incurred by a refugee family is often higher than the average property values in East Buffalo, this project proposed a wealth building network through home ownership and business incubation. Starting with a careful survey of the district for vacant, foreclosed, and dilapidated properties, the project catalogued cost-effective renovation methods using cooperative networks. Building on an existing urban farming program and successful schemes, resettled and low-income families would become shareholders in several urban farms while rejuvenating an existing but underused wholesale market building as a major community asset.