EAST SIDE COMMERCIAL DISTRICT PROGRAM
East Side Commercial District Program in the Kensington-Bailey District
Up to $50,000 available for commercial properties located on Bailey Avenue between LaSalle Avenue and Route 33.
East Side Commercial District Program, a new initiative for the City of Buffalo as part of Governor Cuomo’s previously announced $50 million East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund (ESCEDF), through Empire State Development (ESD). The program will provide $2 million in funding to four business districts for building renovations for small businesses in some of the East Side’s most vital commercial corridors. Funding will help to revive traditional main streets and commercial corridors through the preservation of historic buildings, funding of capital improvements in neighborhood assets, and expansion of commercial opportunities in these neighborhoods.
The UDCDA has been selected to administer the $500,000 grant along the Ken-Bailey corridor. Since 2016, the UDCDA has been successful in administering several similar renovation grants and is looking forward to producing more wins for business development in the University District community.
To learn more about Empire State Development’s East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund, go here: https://buffalobillion.ny.gov/east-side-commercial-corridors.
Visit the East Side Avenues website to learn more about the initiative and the investments being made in Buffalo’s East Side. Go to www.eastsideavenues.org
Eastside Avenues Annual Report Now Available!
We’re pleased to share the East Side Avenues 2019-2020 Annual Report. It’s filled with program milestones and outcomes, stories of people who live and work on the East Side, and lessons learned during East Side Avenues’ start-up year. Be sure to click on the links to videos in the image below!
Do you own commercial property in the Kensington-Bailey target area?
Applications are currently closed. Check back periodically for updates on Round Two application availability.
Are you a City of Buffalo licensed and insured contractor?
Send your company information to Essence Sweat at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-832-1010 ext 202 to learn more about the program and stay updated on bidding opportunities.
View the Information Session Presentation
The presentation outlines eligible and ineligible projects, required documents, and other important information.
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