Governor Cuomo Unveils 28th Proposal for 2020 State of the State: Transforming Buffalo's North Aud Block

January 6, 2020

Canalside Project Will Include Residences, Restaurants, Shops, Parking and Public Piazza 

Meeting To Hear Final Comment On The Governor's Announced Development Plans Will Be Held On January 22 

See Proposed Renderings Here

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the 28th proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda - transforming Buffalo's North Aud Block at Canalside based on community and stakeholder input. The concept would incorporate elements of the district's historic character, while creating a vibrant mix of residences, restaurants and shops, as well as added parking. The plan is based on an interpretation of the historic street pattern that once extended through the block from the Erie Canal.  The "streets" will be pedestrian paths and include an open piazza. In August 2018, Governor Cuomo announced $10 million in funding to transform the North Aud Block, the State's final remaining parcel to be developed at Canalside. See concept renderings and a map of property here

"With the State's investment and community support, Canalside has quickly become a top destination, with demand for private investment on the rise and young people coming back," Governor Cuomo said. "The Buffalo success story enters the next chapter with the transformation of the North Aud Block, and this design concept fuses the site's historic past with a design for the 21st century. Combined with our other strategic investments in the region, this project will help ensure all the arrows continue pointing in the right direction in Buffalo and beyond."

Read the full press release here.