Northland Beltline Redevelopment Project

Northland Beltline Redevelopment Project A brownfield redevelopment project, in partnership with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative and Mayor Byron Brown, on Buffalo’s East Side
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The Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project, in partnership with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative and Mayor Byron Brown, will transform distressed land on Buffalo’s East Side into the future home of the Western New York Workforce Development Center and a neighboring shovel ready urban business park. Anchoring the 50-acre business park will be the $44 million dollar Western New York Workforce Development Center located at 683 Northland Avenue. Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, the City of Buffalo’s not-for-profit land reclamation and development agency, is overseeing the redevelopment process. BUDC was granted $6.7 million from the state to purchase approximately 35 acres of land and conduct site planning for the property. Together, BUDC and the state will invest in necessary site improvements and work to attract businesses in the critical growing sectors of advanced manufacturing and energy. The redevelopment of the site supports the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council’s smart growth strategy and will provide many local residents with future employment opportunities within walking distance of their homes. Understanding the needs and concerns of the project’s neighbors has guided, and will continue to guide, all related decision making. A participatory planning process was established in the spring of 2015 to ensure a meaningful and productive dialogue between the project’s partners and stakeholders. Follow the Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project’s page to stay informed about project events, updates, and general news. For more information on the project, visit BUDC’s website by clicking here: http://goo.gl/aAWizO A news release detailing the Western New York Workforce Development Center can be found here: https://goo.gl/SRlUHl

Operating as usual

The second annual free and inclusive Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper ride launched from the Northland Beltline Campus.  The ...
08/25/2020

The second annual free and inclusive Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper ride launched from the Northland Beltline Campus. The ride featured the Scajaquada Creek and ended at Broderick Park.

We were blessed to have not one, but two nominees in the Adaptive Reuse category: 612 Northland, now the home of Albrigh...
08/10/2020
Brick by Brick finalists honor construction and building industries - Buffalo Business First

We were blessed to have not one, but two nominees in the Adaptive Reuse category: 612 Northland, now the home of Albright-Knox Northland; and Phase 2 of 683 Northland, now the home of Buffalo Manufacturing Works and the future home of Retech Systems. Kudos to the teams that have helped Buffalo Urban Development Corporation make these projects happen, including Kathleen Kinan, B Thomas Mancuso and a host of contractors for 612 Northland; and Watts Architecture & Engineering, Barbara Campagna and Gilbane Building Company for Phase 2 of 683 Northland.

The Golden Brick award will go to 500 Pearl, the $70 million Buffalo Christian Center and newly constructed 110-room Aloft hotel by Marriott.

Our Part 3 for the historic preservation of the former Niagara Machine & Toolworks Factory at 683 Northland has been app...
08/10/2020

Our Part 3 for the historic preservation of the former Niagara Machine & Toolworks Factory at 683 Northland has been approved by the National Park Service. Great job in preparing this Part 3 and all of the work that led to this by our team led by Barbara Campagna and Watts Architecture & Engineering, especially Marie Carone and Rob Robert Sanders!

The historic Niagara Machine & Tool Works Factory in Buffalo was converted into the Northland Workforce Training Center and light manufacturing in Buffalo, NY. Built from 1910-1981, the factory was rehabilitated using historic preservation tax credits, brownfield tax credits and New Market tax credits. The Part 3 was approved by the National Park Service in August, 2020. Prime Architect - Watts Architecture & Engineering; Historic Preservation Architect - BAC/Architecture + Planning, PLLC.

Thanks to ReddyBike and Independent Health for adding more transportation options to the Campus.
08/06/2020

Thanks to ReddyBike and Independent Health for adding more transportation options to the Campus.

I was pleased to join Reddy Bikeshare, Independent Health and other partners in announcing the company’s expansion into the East and West sides of #Buffalo! Reddy Bikeshare is adding 11 new stations, including one at the Northland Workforce Training Center, and 40 new bicycles to its fleet. The expansion increases access to sustainable transportation in diverse areas of our City!

Welcome to Northland! #NorthlandProgress.
08/05/2020

Welcome to Northland! #NorthlandProgress.

08/04/2020
Reddy Bikeshare

Reddy Bikeshare

Reddy Bikeshare expansion press conference happening right now at the Northland Workforce Training center! Watch for information about our west and east side expansion!

Later this year, Rodriguez Construction will move from Seneca Street in the Larkin District to the Northland Workforce T...
07/24/2020
Luis Rodriguez Jr. built his business from the ground up - Buffalo Business First

Later this year, Rodriguez Construction will move from Seneca Street in the Larkin District to the Northland Workforce Training Center at 683 Northland Ave.

“That is just one example of how Luis is really tuned into the community,” said Peter Cammarata, Buffalo Urban Development Corp. president. “You have to admire how Luis built up the company in a very entrepreneurial way.”

If not for a scheduling miscue in Las Vegas, Luis Rodriguez Jr.’s career path might have taken a different road.

Great news! Classes at Northland are resuming.
07/23/2020

Great news! Classes at Northland are resuming.

We have some BIG NEWS to share. We are excited to welcome our SUNY Erie students back to Northland on September 4th.

#northlandwtc #nwtc #northlandisthemove #716 #buffalo #buffalove #buffaloontherise #sunyeriecc #alfredstatecollege #advancedmanufacturing #welding #mechatronics #machinetooltechnology #electrical #staystrongbuffalo

BAC/Architecture + Planning, PLLC
05/23/2020

BAC/Architecture + Planning, PLLC

Conducting one of the last tax credit site visits yesterday morning.

Helping families!
05/08/2020

Helping families!

Helping families! I was proud to join Senator Tim Kennedy, FeedMore WNY, the Buffalo NAACP, Buffalo Police, Pastor Gillison and many others to distribute food to those in need today at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Today, we helped feed over 1,000 families! I thank all of the volunteers and partner organizations for coming together to help others. We are truly are a City of Good Neighbors!

Thorough description of the history, rehabilitation and transformation of the Niagara Machine & Toolworks into Northland...
04/27/2020
BAC/Architecture + Planning, PLLC

Thorough description of the history, rehabilitation and transformation of the Niagara Machine & Toolworks into Northland Central by our preservation architect; and why preservation is a sustainable development strategy.

Day 4 of BAC’s 9th anniversary week - discussing the complexities of construction in the time of corona with a site visit to take some photos. (See a couple photos in the comments)

Guess who’s back! Manna is reopening for take out on May 1st!
04/25/2020

Guess who’s back! Manna is reopening for take out on May 1st!

May 1st!!!!!! #open for #takeout😊

Welcome recognition for our innovative clean energy initiatives in the Northland Corridor!
04/23/2020

Welcome recognition for our innovative clean energy initiatives in the Northland Corridor!

New York's innovative clean energy concept in Buffalo's East Side can be replicated elsewhere, developers say

A Buffalo neighborhood is getting a new lease on life with the creation of an innovative clean energy hub.

The Buffalo Urban Development Corporation - BUDC, in partnership with Empire State Development, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the City of Buffalo, is redeveloping five industrial complexes across 35 acres into 5 MW of clean energy and battery storage that will include a microgrid system, a community solar project, and upgrades to an existing substation.

The Northland Corridor Redevelopment Project, located in the City's East Side neighborhood, also aims to redevelop the complexes--many of them vacant for a quarter of a century-- into employment opportunities for residents with the creation of a new manufacturing hub.

The Northland Corridor originally developed as a manufacturing center along the New York Central Belt Line, and is one of the most extensive industrial areas in the state.

Creating jobs and innovation

The project will be initially anchored by the Workforce Training Center (WTC), which will focus primarily on training for careers in the advanced manufacturing and energy sectors.

The project's substation, a plug and play system that can be expanded to 15 MW of clean energy and storage, will provide electricity to businesses located within the Northland Corridor.

The substation, which dates back to the early 20th century, will also be used to train people interested in the green energy and engineering fields as part of the WTC.

The WTC will be funded with USD 29m from the state's Buffalo Billion economic development initiative, along with USD 15m from NYPA.

In 2014, the Buffalo Billion Initiative awarded funding to acquire 50 acres of vacant or underutilized land and more than 700,000 square feet of industrial buildings in the Northland Corridor.

BUDC Board Member Dennis Elsenbeck, who serves as the Head of Energy & Sustainability at Phillips Lytle LLP, told NPM that the state has been on a mission to revitalize the area.

"Gov. Cuomo has been trying to bring these parts of Buffalo back to life," Elsenbeck said. "Northland is typical of many rust belt neighborhoods in that the collapse of industry leaves behind communities that relied on local industry for jobs, small business activities and all other support services. Our approach is to align community revitalization, climate-related objectives and workforce development with economic development to form sustainable economic and environmental solutions. From a community point of view, we can develop 100 percent load factor--whatever we produce there, we consume there. Think of the pressure it takes off of new infrastructure. It has this kind of cool ripple effect. It's more of a market-driven view.”

David Stebbins, Vice President of BUDC, told NPM that the first phase of the project will likely come online later this year, with the first two components to be capacity upgrades to the substation.

The project is expected to help the state meet its ambitious climate targets while creating a green energy economy in the region.

“We wanted to look at creative solutions,” Elsenbeck said. “For us we think the benefit is developing green manufacturing jobs, not only to help us achieve our Climate Act goals but also to develop an entirely new ecosystem so that we are competing at the global climate level. If we are not building manufacturing jobs in the green economy then we are simply paying others to do it for us. What I think we’re going to be producing are the very people who can implement the climate act from our local neighborhoods. This is a different kind of perspective. This is the kind of perspective that we think we can replicate anywhere, in any rust belt state because guess what? We all look the same. It's the same scenario."

#buffalony #NY #cleanenergy #renewableenergy #environment #sustainability #climate #greenenergy #gridscale #greeneconomy #news #newprojectmedia

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A great new partnership for our anchor tenant at Northland Central.
04/17/2020

A great new partnership for our anchor tenant at Northland Central.

Northland Workforce Training Center is proud to announce a new partnership with Remedy, as our exclusive staffing placement provider. Remedy will be working with accomplished Northland graduates to place them in highly desired positions at top local companies. Remedy will be placing graduates from the following programs:

Welding Technology
Machine Tool Technology
Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician
Mechatronics

We are working with our first round of Northland graduates to assist this skilled group of candidates as they pursue careers in vital industries.

We are excited to welcome another new tenant to our Northland community, and one that helped to renovate the building at...
03/31/2020
Rodriguez Construction takes last big space at Northland Central

We are excited to welcome another new tenant to our Northland community, and one that helped to renovate the building at Northland Central.

A minority-owned construction management and general contracting company will be leasing the third floor space at Northland Central on Bu...

03/05/2020

Great careers in manufacturing!

Northland Workforce Training Center
02/29/2020

Northland Workforce Training Center

Our CEO showing love for his home town Cincinnati during our staff paint night following our staff retreat! #WhoDey4Life #PaintingWithATwist

Congratulations to Northland Workforce Training Center for winning this Inclusivity and Diversity award. Well deserved. ...
02/27/2020

Congratulations to Northland Workforce Training Center for winning this Inclusivity and Diversity award. Well deserved. They work hard to ensure this with their staff, students and vendors.

Northland is the winner of Buffalo Business First Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Award(IDEA). Congratulations to our President & CEO as well as our amazing staff.
#TeamNorthland

Almost ready for our new tenant, Retech Systems, LLC. #NorthlandProgress!
02/26/2020

Almost ready for our new tenant, Retech Systems, LLC. #NorthlandProgress!

Dreams do come true!
02/07/2020
Buffalo Belt Line

Dreams do come true!

Never in anyone’s wildest dreams, a mere ten years ago, could this Belt Line project have been realistically anticipated. Trends are looking up!

02/07/2020

Grab some grub! It’s good for your soul.

East Side RISING!
02/07/2020

East Side RISING!

East Side RISING! I joined partners in government, Northland neighborhood residents and other community stakeholders for the East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund Community Update at the Northland Workforce Training Center. Representatives from Empire State Development discussed some of the collaborative efforts in the works to invest in businesses, housing, people and infrastructure in every zip code on Buffalo’s East Side!

Northland Beltline Redevelopment Project's cover photo
02/02/2020

Northland Beltline Redevelopment Project's cover photo

Plesh has been an anchor along the corridor for many years. They employ many residents of the neighborhood. This exchang...
01/30/2020
BUDC to swap land with Northland manufacturer

Plesh has been an anchor along the corridor for many years. They employ many residents of the neighborhood. This exchange will benefit both parties.

This allows the BUDC to gain property behind and next to its primary Northland building for parking and additional services for tenants, whi

Mayor Byron W. Brown
01/29/2020

Mayor Byron W. Brown

The #NorthlandProgress continues! I proudly announced that Retech Systems will lease nearly 49,000 square feet of space at 683 Northland Ave. The company produces high-tech titanium-melting furnaces, which are sold around the world! The company plans to hire as many as 80 people to work at Northland!

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683 Northland Ave
Buffalo, NY
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