Welcome to Buffalo Brownfield Opportunities
The City of Buffalo has been awarded three Brownfield Opportunity Area grants from the New York State Department of State. This funding is being used to complete Step 2 studies for the Buffalo Harbor, Buffalo River Corridor, and Tonawanda Street Corridor BOAs.
What is the BOA program?
The Brownfield Opportunity Areas program enables communities to develop strategies to return dormant brownfields to productive use. The Step 2 study will provide in-depth analysis of existing conditions, opportunities, and reuse potential for properties located in these three BOAs.
What is the opportunity for Buffalo?
The BOAs provide exciting opportunities for the City of Buffalo due to their strategic locations. They have the potential to contribute to the city’s ongoing revitalization, and improve the neighborhoods around them. The land use components of the BOAs will be incorporated into the city’s new Green Code.
Who are the project partners?
The New York State Department of State is the primary funding source for the BOA program, providing 90 percent of project costs. There are also important project partners for each BOA who provide additional funding, and who will work closely with city staff and the consultant team during the study process.
The Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency is the project partner for the Buffalo River Corridor and Tonawanda Street Corridor BOAs; and the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation is the project partner for the Buffalo Harbor BOA, providing the 10 percent match. In addition, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is a co-applicant for the Buffalo River Corridor BOA, and is providing technical support for the project.
Who is the key contact?
Dennis Sutton, BOA Coordinator