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Project Name

683 Northland & Workforce Training Center


683 Northland
New York

Public Hearing Transcript

1st Amendment to Agent Agreement


Project Details


683 Northland is the former headquarters and primary manufacturing facility for the Niagara Machine & Tool Company and is listed on the National Register for Historic Places.


The project includes the renovation and equipping of a vacant 235,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility at 683 Northland to house the WNY Workforce Training Center ("WTC") for Advanced Manufacturing and Electrical Utilities, as well as the creation of a small business center.  The WTC will occupy approximately 93,000 sq. ft. or 40% of the building and will be operated by the Economic Development Group, a newly created not for profit comprised of the Buffalo Urban League, Goodwill of Buffalo and Erie County, Catholic Charities of WNY and the Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance.


The remainder of the space will  be transformed into a multi-tenant manufacturing facility and marketed to small manufacturing companies.  Buffalo Manufacturing Works is a prospective tenant that could occupy a portion of the space.


This project represents a major initiative under the Buffalo Billion Program and New York State is providing substantial funding through the Regional Economic Development Corporation for the undertaking of the project.


Status Details

· 4/27/2017 - Public hearing held.

· 5/24/2017 - ECIDA ratifies and confirms City of Buffalo Negative Declaration.

· 5/24/2017 - Lease/Leaseback Inducement Resolution presented to the Board of Directors

·  7/2/2018 - Public hearing held. 

          7/25/18 - Amendatory Inducement Resolution presented to the Board of Directors