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Turning liabilities into assets

Share your ideas on how to transform Buffalo's brownfields.  



Under Mayor Brown's direction, the City of Buffalo and its public and private sector partners have been very aggressive and successful at remediating and redeveloping brownfields. The New York State Department of State's Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Program has been instrumental in this effort by providing significant resources for the planning and redevelopment of brownfield sites.


The City has four ongoing projects under the BOA Program, with three studies that are directly incorporated as a component of the Buffalo Green Code, including the Tonawanda Street Corridor, Buffalo Harbor, and Buffalo River Corridor BOAs. In addition, the Green Code is consistent with the South Buffalo BOA, for which a study has been completed and an implementation strategy is underway.  


The Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Program enables communities to put strategies in place to return dormant brownfield sites back to productive use while simultaneously restoring environmental quality.


Below are the details about three upcoming open houses that will provide citizens an opportunity to review the work to date for each BOA and to help identify strategic sites for the development of more comprehensive master plans.


Buffalo River Corridor BOA Open House

April 22, 2014 6PM - 8PM
Old First Ward Community Center
62 Republic Street


Tonawanda Street Corridor BOA Open House

April 23, 2014 6PM - 8PM

Riverside Institute of Technology
51 Ontario Street   


Buffalo Harbor BOA Open House

April 24, 2014 6PM - 8PM 

Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy
315 Carolina Street    


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