Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project
Buffalo Urban Development Corporation is overseeing the transformation of the Northland Corridor in partnership with Empire State Development (ESD), the New York Power Authority (NYPA), and the City of Buffalo.
Governor Cuomo has committed $44 million to the Northland Redevelopment Project, which $6.7 million of which was granted to BUDC in September 2014 for acquisition purposes.
BUDC and its consultant, LiRo Engineers, have been formulating a redevelopment plan for the key properties acquired. Concurrent with preparation of this redevelopment strategy, the City of Buffalo's Office of Strategic Planning will be preparing a neighborhood revitalization plan for the larger surrounding neighborhood area.
In June 2015, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced the City’s acquisition of the final Northland property. Subsequently, BUDC selected Mancuso Development as Property Manager to oversee the maintenance and marketing of properties.
In February 2016, the City of Buffalo Planning Board completed its required environmental review for the entire redevelopment plan, which identifies the properties along the corridor that will be stabilized, renovated, remediated, redeveloped and/or, in some cases, undergo select demolition for the purpose of returning the area to productive use. The plan will assist in the revitalization of the surrounding neighborhood and provide employment opportunities for nearby residents by creating a new manufacturing and employment hub on Buffalo’s East Side. The project envisions a fully redeveloped Northland corridor, ultimately with a total of approximately 750,000 square feet of light industrial and commercial/general office space.
Understanding the needs and concerns of the project’s neighbors remains a top priority. BUDC, in collaboration with the City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning and Sandra White from Mustard Seed World Consulting has developed a participatory planning process involving area stakeholders. This process has included several one-on-one and public meetings with area stakeholders. A stakeholder committee consisting of neighborhood groups, businesses, and organizations is also being established to ensure community input and concerns are addressed throughout the entire process.
The Northland Corridor originally developed as a manufacturing center along the New York Central Belt Line, and is one of the most extensive industrial areas on Buffalo's East Side. It is located in a walkable neighborhood near the Erie County Medical Center, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and several public schools, including Burgard High School, home of the new Advanced Manufacturing Program.
An accessible labor force, established road, rail, and utility infrastructure, and the potential for land assembly make the Northland Corridor an ideal location for business site selection. Contact Thomas Mancuso at Mancuso Business Development for real estate development opportunities within the Northland Corridor today.
For additional information on the Northland Corridor Project, visit the BUDC website.
The Northland Corridor on Buffalo’s East Side is a brownfield redevelopment project that will create an urban business park and workforce training center aimed at providing employment opportunities for area residents in advanced manufacturing and energy.
The Western New York Workforce Training Center, a signature component of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative, will anchor the 35-acre business park in its future home at 683 Northland. The project achieves Mayor Byron W. Brown’s goal of revitalizing the Delavan/Grider neighborhood and the larger East Side community.