Thursday, May 10, 2012

Normal Ave. rehab to finish this month

 Construction by AmeriCorps volunteers on an abandoned home has been delayed. The renovations at 425 Normal Ave. were supposed to be completed by the end of this month.  While construction is running slightly behind, the volunteers hope to have the project completed soon.  The abandoned home is being renovated by the AmeriCorps organization to be used as a transitional living space for women of troubled backgrounds. The demolition started in March of this year.  Domingo Ramirez, senior Buffalo AmeriCorps program coordinator and project supervisor, said that all of the debris from the demolition has been removed and collected by the city. The exterior has also been totally repainted as well as all interior rooms and halls. The two kitchens and bathrooms are still in progress.  Datz Dat Construction Company has been working on the project from the start. Their next tasks will be to restore and paint the kitchens as well as remodeling the bathrooms and floors, said Jacqueline Ornsby, Buffalo AmeriCorps program coordinator. By Kristina Ferris and Megan Kreps