Land Development & Economic Development Planning Studies

Agribusiness Park Feasibility Study

The Office of Economic Development is currently undertaking an Agribusiness Park Feasibility Study. The County retained Clark Patterson Lee Design Professionals as the consultant on the project. The purpose of the Study is to define sub sectors within the food processing sector to focus economic development attraction efforts.  As part of the study, industrial sites throughout the County will be assessed for the attributes (utilities, transportation, workforce, etc.) necessary to attract new companies within the designated industry sectors. This effort carries out initiative 3.41 “Agribusiness Park”  included in the County Executive’s Initiatives for a Smart Economy. The Study was completed in 2016.  Read the main body of the report, or read the Appendix of the report.

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

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Phase I

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Market and Feasibility Analysis (9/20/2018)

Funded through the use of Erie County General Obligation Bonds.

This project is the first step of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center study process and is intended to provide information on programming, the role of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, size and needs of a new or expanded center, concept designs and locational analysis.

The study found that the Buffalo-Niagara region is not fulfilling its potential in the convention industry and that due to its physical constraints, the BNCC is “functionally obsolete” and does not have the capacity to attract most state, regional, and national convention events that would otherwise rotate to Buffalo. 

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Phase 2

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Architectural and Engineering Assessment (2/13/2020) 

The Study assessed potential sites for a new Convention Center in Buffalo and evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of each, identifying a site on Delaware Avenue directly across from the historic Statler Hotel on West Mohawk Street as the preferred site for a new Convention Center. The Delaware Avenue site gives our community the most value for the lowest investment. 

Public comment on the study is open until March 14, 2020.

Visit erie.gov/ConventionCenter to review the reports

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Business Park Report

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Industrial Park Inventory Summary

Industrial Park Location Total Acres Available Acres Shovel Ready Acres Largest Single Parcel Available
Airborne Business Park Cheektowaga 61.5 40 40 35 +/-
Albright Court Lackawanna 8 4.8 4.8 4+/-
Amodori Site Lackawanna 11 6 6 5 +/-
Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park Buffalo 205 89 89 22 +/-
Camp Road Center Hamburg 75 75 75 75 +/-
Colvin Woods Business  Park Tonawanda 42 14 14 14 +/-
Commerce Green Industrial Park East Aurora 47 24 24 15 +/-
Crosspoint Business Park Amherst 200 44 44 10 +/-
Crossroads Industrial Park Hamburg 34.5 30 0 20 +/-
Eastport Commerce Center Lancaster 128 121 121 76 +/-
Eden Industrial Park Eden 40 33 10 33 +/-
Evans Industrial Park Evans 158 152 0 152 +/-
Grand Island Gateway Center Grand Island 144 144 0 144 +/-
Lake Erie Commerce Center Hamburg 136 68 17 68 +/-
Lakewinds (Bethlehem) Lackawanna 400 325 0 200 +/-
Lancaster Industrial Commerce Center Lancaster 68 11 11 11 +/-
Muir Woods Amherst 324 0 0 0 +/-
North America Center West Seneca 475 204.5 89 60 +/-
North Youngman Commerce Center Tonawanda 108.5 28.6 15 10 +/-
Quaker Center Orchard Park 177 29 29 16 +/-
Ravenwood Park North Hamburg 116 39 39 20 +/-
Riverbend Commerce Park Buffalo 241 80 0 80 +/-
Riverview Solar Technology Park Tonawanda 212 176 120 61 +/-
Spaulding Business Park City of Tonawanda 54 46 35 41 +/-
Sterling Park Orchard Park 98 20 20 11.5 +/-
Tri-County Industrial Park Sardinia 220 220 10 78 +/-
Walden Commerce Exchange Cheektowaga 55 38 29 33 +/-
Whiting Industrial Park Newstead 46 25 25 25 +/-
Youngs Road Site Amherst 48 48 0 48 +/-
  Total = 3,933 2,135 867 1,368
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