12/5/2013 10:20:21 AM
WBFO: South Buffalo plans gaining momentum
For years, planners have been slogging through the process of planning redevelopment of 2,000 acres in South Buffalo, the so-called Brownfield Opportunity Area. Now, it's suddenly going beyond planning.
Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced planned construction of two vast high-tech manufacturing plants on the old Republic Steel site. That's in the heart of the Riverbend Project and the much larger BOA.
Planners had eventually expected some kind of green, job-creating complex on the site, surrounded by retail and housing. Some work has been going on, like Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's shore restoration on the Buffalo River.