BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) announced it has released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) as it seeks development teams to partner with in the rehabilitation and reuse of Buffalo's Central Terminal campus.
The CTRC released its community-driven master plan in 2021 and in June it was announced over $60 million would be awarded to the project as part of New York State's "Regional Revitalization Partnership."
“The future of the Terminal is rooted in a shared vision for a path forward. With community, equity, and economic opportunity at the forefront, we are looking for a development partner to reimagine the majestic historic landmark as a lasting cultural and economic hub of activity – a beacon and a destination that attracts people and investment. Together with our neighbors we will join and elevate the strong future of the city and region."
“This is the right time to reimagine the Central Terminal campus, given the current momentum of planning and investment to revitalize the Broadway-Fillmore corridor into a vibrant neighborhood where the next generation of Buffalo residents will want to live, work and raise families. In addition to the changes that will come from New York State’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative, my Administration will be making major infrastructure investments improving streets, parking, and welcoming streetscape and public spaces."
The CTRC said the RFEI will prequalify potential development teams for final selection through a subsequent Request for Proposals (RFP).
The Buffalo Central Terminal campus consists of:
- Main Terminal building
- Adjacent Mail & Baggage Building
- Attached structured parking garage and plaza, located on 12.5 acres of the larger 61-acre historic site and owned by the CTRC
- Additional adjacent 16± acres owned by the City of Buffalo, including the Post Office Building and Railway Express Building
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