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Buffalo Canalside - South Aud Block Redevelopment

Canalside View from Main Street

Buffalo, New York

The South Aud Block when complete will consist of nearly an acre of developable space, including the Explore & More Children's Museum, restaurant, and potentially mixed-use apartments and retail space.  The revitalization of Buffalo's waterfront is a key component of Governor Cuomo's plan to transform the Western New York economy.

With the construction of the public space currently underway, ECHDC is focusing its efforts on the redevelopment of the area to the south of the canals.  The "South Aud Block Redevelopment Project" is bounded on the north and west by the new canals, on the east by Main Street and the South by Marine Drive.  The redevelopment plan includes the reconstruction of Lake Street, between Marine Drive and the existing Whipple Truss bridge, and Lloyd Street, between Marine Drive and the existing double Schwartz Arch bridge.  Streets are intended for pedestrian traffic and bus drop-offs for the Children's Museum, valet service, deliveries, maintenance and emergency vehicles, as well as for programming, outdoor seating and special events.  Three buildings will be constructed, including up to a 15,900 gross sq. ft. core and shell restaurant structure, an 80,000 GSF museum and mixed-use core and shell structure.

Baer & Associates is providing cost consulting services throughout all design phases of this one-of-a-kind project.

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