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Project Name

Curtiss Buffalo, Inc.


204-216 Franklin Street
New York

Project Details

The project involves the complete rehabilitation and historic renovation of the 57,560 sq. ft. Curtiss Building and the redevelopment of  the former Continental Building which was previously demolished.  This will transform the Curtiss Building and adjacent lot into a 67-room, high end boutique hotel, fine dining restaurant, lounge, spa and fitness center.  The project will include an indoor/outdoor year round water element featuring a waterfall and urban hot-springs environment.  In addition, one apartment unit will be constructed.

The building is over 100 years old and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been a vacant, blighted structure for over 12 years.  Its location falls within a highly distressed  area as defined by New York State Statute.

The project is expected to add significantly to the downtown entertainment district by bringing product online that does not currently exist in downtown Buffalo.

The renovated Curtiss Building, with its close proximity to the Convention Center complemented by the selection of other hotels surrounding it, is expected to enhance the Convention Center's ability to promote Buffalo as a convention destination.  (see attached letter from Visit Buffalo Niagara).


Status Details

 6/18/2014 $18,100,000 Lease/Leaseback Inducement Resolution passed by ECIDA Board of Directors