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South Buffalo Brownfield Opportunity Area

What is a Brownfield?

A brownfield is any property where development or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous waste, petroleum, pollutant, or contaminant and typically include properties historically used for industrial and commercial operations.

Overview of the Brownfield Opportunity Area Program:

The New York State Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) program offers grants to local governments and community groups to develop area-wide revitalization strategies for neighborhoods or areas affected by brownfields or economic distress. Brownfield Clean-up Projects located in a designated BOA are eligible for additional incentives under the New York State's Brownfield Clean-up Tax Credit Program, as much as 5% of the Tangible Property Tax Credit.

Location

For most of the 20th century the South Buffalo Brownfield Opportunity Area (SBBOA) was primarily home to steel plants and associated industries. Located in close proximity to the urban core and well-serviced by existing infrastructure and a variety of transportation modes, the South Buffalo BOA presents a tremendous redevelopment opportunity for the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo-Niagara region. Over the next several decades, this area will be transformed into a mixed-use community near the shores of Lake Erie and the Buffalo River. Located in close proximity to the urban core and well-serviced by existing infrastructure and a variety of transportation modes, the SBBOA presents a tremendous redevelopment opportunity for the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo-Niagara region.

Where are we now?

The City of Buffalo and BUDC have been engaged with the South Buffalo community for the past several years to prepare a set of revitalization strategies and projects for this BOA. The vision is that this 2,000 acre waterfront site will be transformed into a mixed-use community near the shores of Lake Erie and the Buffalo River and become a focus for a new, green economy over the next several decades. This strategy was developed over a series of efforts described below, with links to reports and plans prepared under those work efforts.

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