Peter M. Cammarata President
Buffalo Urban Development Corp. (BUDC)
716-856-6525 x 130
After spending seven years at Buffalo
Economic Renaissance Corp. (BERC), Peter moved to Erie County Industrial
Development Agency (ECIDA) in February 2003 as the Director of Urban Development.
At the time, his position change was the initial step in a local development
agency consolidation and collaboration. At
BERC, Peter was the Senior Vice President in charge of the Special Projects,
Real Estate and Human Resources. Prior to BERC, Peter had an extensive career
in retailing; specializing in management, operations and leasing. Since 2006, Peter has been the President of
BUDC, which maintains a strong affiliation with the Mayor's Office of Strategic
Planning and the ECIDA.
Over the last decade, Peter has helped
spearhead one of the largest brownfield reclamation projects in New York State,
Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park (BLCP) at the Union Ship Canal site, in the City
of Buffalo. Peter's extensive project
portfolio includes Phases I thru IV of road
and infrastructure construction at BLCP, Ship Canal Commons public park at
BLCP, the CertainTeed, Cobey and Sonwil facilities at BLCP, the William Gaiter
Business Center, the Rural Metro headquarters facility on Gaiter Parkway, the
SafeTec headquarters facility on Gaiter Parkway, the Market Arcade Apartments /
Irish Classical Theatre, two inner-city TOPS Supermarkets, and the Hydro-Air
headquarters facility at RiverBend in South Buffalo.
Most recently, BUDC's RiverBend site
was chosen by New York State to become the home of the Buffalo High-Tech
Manufacturing Innovation Hub. This
project is a $225 million State investment leveraging $1.5 billion in private
In collaboration with the City of
Buffalo and the Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning, Peter is currently
working on the marketing of BLCP, implementation of the RiverBend Master Plan, the
South Buffalo and Tonawanda Street Corridor Brownfield Opportunity Areas, various
Buffalo Building Reuse Project initiatives, and various National Grid Economic
Development Program Grants. As a Corporate
Officer of BUDC, he also has responsibility for various administrative
functions, reporting directly to the Board of Directors and the Board Chair
(Hon. Byron W. Brown - Mayor).
Peter and his wife (of 33 years) Sandy
are life-long North Buffalo residents. They are the proud grandparents of
Adelaide & Jesse. Their three
children have all graduated from City Honors School and Canisius College, and
continue to reside in WNY. Peter was a
founding member and Past President of the City Honors Foundation. Peter also serves on the Board of Directors
of the Bennett High School Sports Hall of Fame.
He is a past winner of Business First's Forty Under 40 Award and a
member of the Leadership Buffalo Class of 1995.
Peter's hobbies include the study of
Buffalo history and architecture, home remodeling, popular music trivia,
poetry, wine, and collecting Pan American memorabilia.