PCA Sponsors

    Advocacy and Events

    The PCA Quality of Life and Housing Committee is interested in providing resources and sponsoring initiatives that promote a vibrant and exciting neighborhood while respecting the historic nature of the Parkside Community.  We have begun acquainting ourselves with housing court procedures and hope to develop resources for residents,( financial, physical and sometimes social) to provide a better experience of our historic neighborhood. We hope to welcome new residents and familiarize ourselves with long-time  Parksiders to better understand housing issues within the neighborhood. We want to acknowledge improved properties knowing that these improvements reflect considerable efforts from homeowners.  In efforts to encourage the growth of a beautiful community to be enjoyed by all ages, the Housing Committee will focus on the following areas:

    • Beltline Train Safety

    • Beautification

    • Crime Prevention

    • Garden Committee

    • Housing Resources, Policies, Violations, & Improvements  

    If you'd like to learn more about the committee's efforts, become a member, or have something you'd like to bring before the committee, please email [email protected] or call the PCA at 716-838-1240.

    Train Safety and Advocacy

    The Parkside Community Association’s Quality of Life Committee has been looking into the safety of the Beltline railroad that passes through our neighborhood. We’ve had some neighbors concerned about this for some time, but the accident in September prompted some more immediate attention from us. For more information and links to our correspondence with our elected officials, please go HERE.

    New York State Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit

    In the fall of 2017, the PCA and Clinton Brown Company hosted an informational meeting to discuss neighborhood eligibility in the New York State Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit program. A copy of the that presentation from that meeting can be found HERE .

    The principal properties eligible for this program in the Parkside area are those along Parkside, Amherst between Parkside and Colvin, along the east side of Greenfield between Amherst and Main, and in the area bounded by Main, the 198, Parkside and both sides of Florence.

    Additional information can be found on NYS' s website HERE

    Efforts to Expand Access to NYS Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit

    In January of 2018, The PCA sent the below linked letter to Assembly members Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Sean Ryan to express our support for expanded access to the New York State Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program to all of Parkside. It is currently restricted by census tract to the areas indicated on the above map, which excludes much of Parkside.

    To view the letter submitted by the PCA, please click HERE.

    Parkside is already designated as a Historic District in the National Register, but all of the benefits of this designation have not yet been extended. The biggest benefit would be to homeowners who would have access to the New York State Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit. Work on the residential structures may qualify for tax credits, which would cover 20% of qualified rehabilitation costs, up to $50,000 in tax credits. 

    If you would like to sign on to support this effort, please click HERE.


    Sign Up to Volunteer!

    Would you like to Volunteer with the PCA's events? Take a look at which events the PCA needs assistance with by clicking below! Thank you! 

    Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

    Annual Appeal

    Please consider donating to Parkside Community Association Annual Appeal!

    All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.