Transit-Oriented Development in Buffalo Niagara is focus of Logistics & Transportation Council meeting
The Metro Rail corridor in Buffalo connects more than passengers and their destinations.
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a growing trend in urban redevelopment that integrates some form of mass transit into a project based on its location, design, amenities and market appeal. We asked one of our Development Advisory Council members, Paul Ciminelli, President and CEO of Ciminelli Real Estate, to discuss the growing national trend of TOD and how his company has implemented this into its latest project.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s 2017 Advocacy Agenda was also featured in an article by WBFO with a focus first on tourism dollars and then shifting to the need for more regional connectivity through transportation infrastructure. The agenda pushes two metro rail extensions; one to the University at Buffalo’s North Campus and the other south to Buffalo’s cobblestone district.
The 2017 Advocacy Agenda unveiling event was featured in a Buffalo News article Friday morning. The article highlighted a regional priority of connecting the community and growing through improved transportation initiatives.
However, the economic and transportation needs of the city and region have evolved in recent years. Growth and development in the Canalside and Cobblestone districts have brought many more people to the southern end of Metro Rail, and with additional development planned, the popularity of these areas will likely continue to increase.
On the whole, the budget has been a great success for the economic future of the State.