Public Hearing - BLD VII, LLC/Uniland

Mon Apr 12th, 2021 - 10 to 10:15 am



Pursuant to Article 18-A of NYS General Municipal Law, a public hearing will be conducted electronically, as hereinafter described, by the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) on April 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. regarding the project, as described below, said public hearing, given the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis and related Executive Orders issued by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, to now be conducted electronically as hereinafter described.  PLEASE NOTE the special hearing logistics and instructions included at the end of this notice.


BLD VII, LLC, and/or Individual(s) or Affiliate(s), Subsidiary(ies), or Entity(ies) formed or to be formed on its behalf (the “Company”), has submitted an application to the Agency (a copy of which is on file at the office of the Agency) requesting the Agency to undertake a certain project (the “Project”) consisting of: (i) the acquisition by the Agency of a leasehold interest in certain property located at 8 Dona Street (a portion of Parcel II-8 at the former Bethlehem Steel Site), City of Lackawanna, Erie County, New York (the “Land”), (ii) the construction on the Land of an approximately 151,200+/- SF industrial speculative venture facility on an approximately 9.12 acre vacant lot (the “Improvements”), and (iii) the acquisition by the Company in and around the Improvements of certain items of machinery, equipment and other tangible personal property (the “Equipment”; and, together with the Land and the Improvements, the “Facility”).  The Facility will be initially owned and operated by the Company.


The Agency will acquire a leasehold interest in the Facility and lease the Facility back to the Company.  The Company will operate the Facility during the term of the lease.  At the end of the lease term, the leasehold interest will be terminated.  The Agency contemplates that it will provide financial assistance to the Company for qualifying portions of the Project in the form of sales and use tax exemption benefits, mortgage recording tax exemption benefits, and real property tax abatement benefits consistent with the policies of the Agency.




In accordance with Section 859-a of the NYS General Municipal Law, a representative of the Agency will present a copy of the Company's project Application which is also available for viewing on the Agency's website at under tab Events/Public Hearings & Meetings.  However, given the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis and related Executive Orders issued by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the Agency will not be able to accommodate any in-person public attendance or participation at this hearing.  Nonetheless, and in furtherance of the provisions of Section 859-a of the NYS General Municipal Law requiring interested parties be provided a reasonable opportunity, both orally and in writing, to present their views with respect to the Project, and pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.15 issued on April 9, 2020 authorizing the conduct of public hearings through use of telephone conference, video conference and/or other similar service, the Agency will livestream the Public Hearing for those wanting to listen only at  The Agency will provide public access to provide oral comments during the Public Hearing at If you would like to make oral comments at the Public Hearing, please register to do so no later than 12:00 p.m. on April 9, 2021.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the call to provide oral comments.  Finally, the Agency also encourages all interested parties to submit written comments to the Agency, which will all be included within the public hearing record.  Any written comments may be sent on the Agency’s website, or mailed to the Agency at 95 Perry Street-Suite 403, Buffalo, NY 14203 until the comment period closes at 4:00 p.m. on April 27, 2021

Click here for a copy of the application (PDF) 

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