Some of the area’s largest developers have expressed an interest in redeveloping the unused portions of the DL&W Terminal. A number of developers have accessed the bid package according to information released by the NFTA including: Benderson Development, Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, CB Emmanuel Realty, DHC Real Estate Services, Ellicott Development, Forbes Capretto Homes, M&T Bank, McGuire Development, Montante Group, Savarino Companies, Uniland Development, and Zaepfel Development Company.
Representatives from a mix of developers and consultants attended a walk-through of the site on January 10 including: Architectural Resources, Foit Albert, Savarino Companies, Kideney Architects, Uniland Development, McGuire Development, Wendel, LU Engineers, M&T Bank, and Hunt Property Solutions.
DL&W’s second floor includes 74,875 sq.ft. of unfinished indoor space and 57,662 sq.ft. of outdoor deck space that overlooks the Buffalo River and Canalside. Approximately 6,500 sq.ft. of space on the first floor adjacent to a planned rail station platform will also be available for development.
Whether interest will equal proposals will be known soon. Proposals are due March 12.