BUDC is now Accepting Applications for Downtown Adaptive Reuse Projects
We are now accepting applications for the Buffalo Building Reuse Loan Fund (BBRLF), which provides low interest gap financing for adaptive reuse projects in downtown Buffalo. Eligible projects may receive a maximum of $750,000 in financing for up to 54 months. Projects will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. The deadline for first quarter applications is March 31, 2016. Please click here for the application.
Northland Redevelopment and WNY Workforce Training Center - Request for Qualifications
The Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) is seeking qualifications from Architectural and Engineering teams to provide complete design services for the construction of the Western New York Workforce Training Center and renovations to other industrial buildings in the Northland Corridor complex. The entire complex includes over 700,000 square feet of built space on approximately 35 acres of land. The Workforce Training Center will occupy approximately 100,000 square feet within a 230,000 sf industrial building at 683 Northland Avenue. BUDC is seeking teams to provide a full range of design services, from programming and schematic design through construction administration and inspection; with expertise in educational and training facilities, industrial redevelopment, brownfields and environmental remediation. BUDC is also requiring a minimum 25% MBE and 5% WBE participation and is encouraging teaming and joint ventures with M/WBE's. The deadline for submitting qualification statements is 4:00 p.m., February 17, 2016. An information meeting will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:00 am in the 5th Floor Conference Room at 95 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY. The RFQ can be accessed by clicking here.
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Identifying downtown Buffalo development opportunities is even easier with the release of a new guide that provides investors with a profile of downtown's greatest assets and a listing of available tools and incentives. The guide also identifies over 20 unique parcels ready for redevelopment.
Sponsored by National Grid, the guide is the result of a collaborative partnership between Mayor Byron W. Brown, Chairman of the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, CBRE Buffalo, and Buffalo Place.
To view a press release about the guide's debut, click here.
To download the guide, click here.