Public Hearing - Great Point Studios Buffalo

Mon Oct 25th, 2021 - 9 to 9:15 am
At ECIDA Offices - 95 Perry Street, 4th Floor Conference Room, Buffalo, New York 14203



            Pursuant to Article 18-A of NYS General Municipal Law, the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) will hold a public hearing on October 25, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at the Agency’s offices, at 95 Perry Street-Suite 403, Buffalo, NY 14203 regarding:

Great Point Opportunity Fund B QOZB 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 on (a) the acquisition of a leasehold interest in an approximately 3.67+/- acre parcel of land located at 1155 Niagara Street, City of Buffalo, Erie County, New York (the “Land”); (b) the construction thereon of an approximately 65,000+/- SF facility which will include three sound stages totaling 30,000+/- SF, carpentry and set construction facilities and supporting office space for production personnel (the “Improvements”); and (c) the acquisition and installation therein, thereon or thereabout of certain machinery, equipment and related personal property (the “Equipment”; and, collectively 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 and real property tax abatement benefits consistent with the policies of the Agency.

A representative of the Agency will be present at the above-stated time and place to present a copy of the Application and hear and accept written and oral comments from all persons with views in favor of or opposed to the proposed financial assistance.  This public hearing is being live-streamed and made accessible on the Agency’s website at   Written comments may be submitted at this public hearing, submitted on the Agency’s website, or delivered to the Agency at 95 Perry Street-Suite 403, Buffalo, NY 14203 until the comment period closes at 4:00 p.m. on November 16, 2021.  The project application is available for public inspection at the Agency’s offices Monday through Friday (excluding public holidays) from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

This public hearing is being conducted in accordance with Subdivision 2 of Section 859-a of the New York General Municipal Law.

Click here for a copy of the Application (PDF) 


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