Who We Are

the City of Buffalo’s not-for-profit development agency

Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) is the City of Buffalo's not-for-profit development agency, reclaiming distressed land and buildings for future development.

BUDC seeks to create an environment conducive to private investment, provide oversight and visioning for projects of regional significance, serve as a liaison among various public and private stakeholders, serve as a conduit for public funding of significant projects and serve as a real estate holding company for certain public-sector projects.

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Mayor of Buffalo and BUDC Chairman

Hon. Byron W. Brown


Downtown Waterfront Improvements Plan

BUDC and the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning have worked in collaboration with our consultant MIG, stakeholders, partners, and city residents to create the Downtown Waterfront Improvement Plan (DWIP). The main goal of DWIP is to better connect residents and visitors to the Downtown waterfront area through accessibility and placemaking enhancements, including improving roadways, trails, parks, signage, and lighting equitably. Please see this link to the Plan.

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