This week, the City of Buffalo released its highly anticipated Housing Opportunities Strategy. This project, initiated in early 2016 by nationally-renown urban revitalization consultants, czb LLC, is a comprehensive review of the City’s housing market with an eye towards conditions impacting housing access for citizens and promoting affordability within its product. The goal of the report is to accurately define the challenges of housing access and advocate for effective strategies to address those challenges.
The momentum in downtown Buffalo continues, as buildings, streets and neighborhoods are coming back to life.
New restaurants are opening throughout downtown and new housing units are leased nearly as fast as they become available.
We know the critical role that immigrants and refugees play in Buffalo Niagara’s workforce and economy.
For instance, last month, I blogged about the importance of easing the H1B Visa Cap as part of a sound, economic development strategy that focuses on the contributions of the foreign-born.
The Riverbend development, at the former Republic Steel site in South Buffalo, is a transformative project for Buffalo and Western New York.
SolarCity has committed to investing $5 billion over the next decade on a solar panel manufacturing facility expected to generate 3,000 jobs. New York State has also committed $750 million to the project.
Last month, Mayor Brown provided an exclusive update on the current state of downtown development to the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Development Advisory Council.
The event (the second annual downtown developers forum,) serves as a unique opportunity for the Buffalo Niagara development community to collectively meet with the Mayor to discuss issues of common interest and concern with regard to the revitalization of downtown Buffalo.