Buffalo Urban Development Corporation
Downtown Buffalo Infrastructure & Public Realm Master Plan RFP (PDF)
Proposals are being solicited from Planning, Engineering and Landscape Architecture firms, to provide planning and design services for an Infrastructure & Public Realm Master Plan for downtown Buffalo, New York. This is a strategic planning project that will provide a guided approach to creating a more competitive and marketable downtown Buffalo real estate sector. The Master Plan will establish an overall strategy to improving downtown Buffalo's streetscapes and public spaces, defining catalytic projects that will have the most significant impact in attracting new businesses and development to downtown.
The final master plan will clearly articulate an exciting yet realistic vision for improving downtown Buffalo's public realm. The plan will delineate a prioritized master list of streetscape and public space improvements and provide a step-by-step, phased approach for implementation. The plan should be able to communicate the importance that each recommended project will have upon downtown's overall function, appeal and marketability in order to leverage public and private investment.
The selected consultant team will bring to the table best practice expertise in public space development, sustainable infrastructure design, management practices and strategic implementation. Reporting on successful projects and strategies completed in similar locations will inform the final recommendations for public realm improvements in downtown Buffalo.
**UPDATE - ADDENDUM #1 & RELATED MATERIALS:
Request for Proposal - Underwriting & Loan Management Services (PDF)
Buffalo Building Reuse Project Loan Program
The Buffalo Urban Development Corporation ("BUDC") is soliciting competitive proposals from qualified firms, companies, agencies and/or persons to obtain Underwriting and Loan Management Services for the Buffalo Building Reuse Project Loan Program. BUDC will also consider underwriting and loan management proposals that seek to perform individual components within the two major activities in lieu of a proposal to provide all services.
Eligible applicants are requested to submit proposals to BUDC by 4:00 pm on Friday, October 25, 2013.
Proposals should include all information specified in the Request for Proposal. For further inquiries, contact Brandye Merriweather, Project Coordinator-Downtown Development, BUDC, at 716-362-8373 or firstname.lastname@example.org
**UPDATE - ADDENDUM
The South Buffalo Brownfield Opportunity Area
was awarded a Step 3 Implementation Strategy grant from the Department of State that will allow for more detailed planning and feasibility analysis to confirm the viability of potential redevelopment opportunities.
Buffalo Green Code Update
Over the past
two years, the Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning, its consultant team and
the community have been diligently working on the Buffalo Green Code.
Based upon this input and the thousands of comments received prior to these
meetings, the City's consultants have been busy preparing a draft of the zoning
code. The City is currently reviewing the details with stakeholders and
draft sections are available online at ftp://ftp.ci.buffalo.ny.us/Planning/GreenCode/GreenCodeWorkingDraftUDO/.
can be submitted to John Fell, Senior Planner with the City of Buffalo at PLAN81@ch.ci.buffalo.ny.us. A
public draft is scheduled to be released in the next few months, which will
incorporate comments received to date. Your participation is welcome and