Governor Cuomo Announces Over 100 Initial Submissions Received for Buffalo Skyway Corridor Competition

July 2, 2019

Submissions Under Review by ESD; Up to 20 Part 1 Respondents Will be Invited to Proceed to Part 2

Winning Design Proposal to be Awarded $100,000, Second Place to be Awarded $50,000 and Third Place to be Awarded $25,000

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Part 1 submission period for the Buffalo Skyway Corridor Competition closed on Friday, and Empire State Development received over 100 submissions from various areas of New York and across the United States, and even some international entries from Canada, Italy, India and China. The competition challenges individuals or teams representing the nation's top urban designers, economists, planners and architects to reimagine the corridor, helping to define a clear vision for the City of Buffalo's waterfront, inform the direction for investment in placemaking and economic development opportunities. 

"We've received responses from across the country and beyond for creative ideas that re-imagine the Skyway corridor and propose innovative ways to benefit the Buffalo community," Governor Cuomo said.  "A new vision for the Skyway corridor will be the latest step forward in the continued revitalization and resurgence of Buffalo, and we're looking forward to reviewing the proposals that can make it a reality."

"Our innovative Skyway design competition will help to build upon the remarkable transformation of Buffalo's waterfront," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "With more visitors making their way to our waterfront, we need to reimagine the future and harness new ideas for the transportation needs of today and tomorrow. These initial submissions are a great start for this important initiative."

Read the full press release here.