Ken-Bailey District is soliciting construction bids for  participating properties. Please be sure to attend the pre-bid meetings and review the bid solicitation notice for further information. Bids must be emailed to



2981 Bailey Avenue (City Fashion)

Pre Bid Meeting Friday, June 18, 2021 @11am


Click the below link to view closed bid solicitation notice.

2999 Bailey Avenue (Sweety Nails)

Pre Bid Meeting Tuesday, April 27, 2021 @1pm

2917 Bailey Avenue (Buffalo Paint and Wallpaper)

Pre Bid Meeting Friday, March 5, 2021 @11am

3006 Bailey Avenue (Benton Announcements)

Pre Bid Meeting Thursday, March 4, 2021 @11am

3038 Bailey Avenue (Bailey Laundry / Captain of the Sea)

Pre Bid Meeting Thursday, March 4, 2021 @3pm

3065 Bailey Avenue (Former Liberty Bank / Kay Building)

Pre Bid Meeting Thursday, March 4, 2021 @12pm

3185 Bailey Avenue (AnnRhods Tailoring)

Pre Bid Meeting Thursday, March 4, 2021 @1pm

3303 Bailey Avenue (Friendly Nails)

Pre Bid Meeting Thursday, March 4, 2021 @2pm




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:

Visit the East Side Avenues website to learn more about the initiative and the investments being made in Buffalo’s East Side. Go to

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.

Ken Bailey Target Area

Download the Application Packet

Are you a City of Buffalo licensed and insured contractor?

Send your company information to Essence Sweat at 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.

View and download the presentation.









News & Updates

From Blighted To Beautiful, Bailey Fights Blight Transforms East Side Streetscape One Building At A Time August 29, 2016 - Buffalo, NY – Stocks are rising at the corner of Bailey Avenue and Stockbridge Avenue thanks to a new mural on the side of a long vacant building. Bits of painted over graffiti and the remains of an old plywood...
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Community wins grant to bring public art to Bailey Avenue January 6, 2016 - Buffalo, NY – More public art will soon be headed to Bailey Avenue thanks to a $2,000 grant from the Arts Service Initiative of Western New York awarded to the University District Community Development Association (UDCDA). The grant will help...
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