RiverBend, a 200+ acre brownfield reclamation site (formerly known as Steelfields) that once housed the Republic Steel and Donner Hanna Coke facilities, is a key component of the larger South Buffalo Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA).

The City of Buffalo and Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) set forth goals for the site, including: to become a model for sustainable development, to foster long-term economic growth by leveraging the assets of the site and region, to apply place-making principals to create special public spaces and a new community on the banks of the Buffalo River, to achieve the vision of the South Buffalo BOA Master Plan in a manner that will minimize harmful impacts to the environment as well as foster the on-going remediation and environmental restoration of the Buffalo River. Click here to view RiverBend Master Plan.