In April 2019, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo State College President Katherine Conway-Turner officially announced that the college affiliate, BSCR Corporation, had been chosen as the designated developer for 166-170 Dart Street, the current site of the City of Buffalo Impound Lot. The site is located on the western campus border, adjacent to Buffalo State Building 50 and parking lot G-20.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BSCR Corporation will request an extension to the original 18-month designated developer agreement (DDA) timeline for developing a plan for the 8.8-acre parcel and completing purchase of the property.
The possibilities for development of the land are open; there is no pre-determined use for the site. As a land-locked institution, Buffalo State has a rare opportunity to extend its campus footprint, while contributing to the revitalization of Buffalo's West Side.
Buffalo State will work with internal and external constituents toward a final plan and development vision that will:
August to December 2019: Advertised project RFP and recieved proposals from developers
December 2019 to March 2020: Reviewed proposals from developers; conducted community outreach
March to September 2020: Public aspects of the project paused due to COVID-19 public health emergency
September 14, 2020: Virtual public exhibition. Input from the community is welcome and encouraged.
September to December 2020: Final reviews, recommendations, approval by President
December 2020 to April 2021: Negotiation of Land Disposition Agreement with the City of Buffalo: for approval by City of Buffalo Common Council
April 2021 and Later: Design process, continued community outreach
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public aspects of the Dart Street project were paused in spring 2020.
We were pleased to resume the project with a virtual public exhibition on Monday, September 14, where RFP respondents described their visions for development of the Dart Street site.
The recorded session will be available for view on a public computer at the Elaine M. Pantry Branch Library at 820 Tonawanda Street in Buffalo.
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or comments.
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