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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Mayor Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to the Covid-19 Emergency 10-01-21

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the City of Buffalo is seeking resident input on proposals from the three finalists for redevelopment of the Mohawk Parking Ramp site in the heart of downtown Buffalo.

“The Mohawk Parking Ramp site presents a unique opportunity to create a substantial mixed-use development near some of Buffalo’s largest office buildings, prized entertainment and restaurant venues, and transit, including the NFTA metro rail and numerous NFTA bus lines,” Mayor Brown said. “Now we want to hear from the public on the proposals submitted by the three finalists. This is a great opportunity to have a voice in what will be a game-changing project in the heart of downtown Buffalo.”

In December of 2020, the City of Buffalo released a Request for Proposals for the redevelopment of the 1.1-acre, City- owned Mohawk Parking Ramp site, located at 477 Washington St. The Mohawk Ramp Selection Committee received six incredible responses from local and national developers for the redevelopment, and began its review and evaluation process in the summer of 2021.

 According to the Committee, the three proposals that best met the evaluation criteria were BFC Partners/CB Emmanuel Realty, Douglas Development, and SAA-EVI/ McGuire Development. As the selection process moves toward its conclusion, the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning is asking for community input on the three proposals.

 Community members can learn more about the proposals from the three development team finalists, including overviews and key element highlights, and take the proposal survey by visiting:

 The survey will be live for comment submissions through Friday, October 8, 2021 at 5 p.m. Comments are limited to 1000 characters.

 All comments will be shared with the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning Development Team and members of the Mohawk Ramp Selection Committee.


The City’s Fall Bulk Trash Pick Up Moves to the North District During the Week of October 3rd


The City’s Fall Bulk Trash Collection wraps up in the Delaware District on Saturday, October 2 and crews will begin collections in the North District, starting Monday, October 4 through Saturday, October 9.

 Residents are asked to have all their bulk trash items at the curb by Monday morning to make sure they don’t miss pick-ups.

 Curbside bulk trash piles cannot exceed 12 ft. long, 3 ft. wide and 3 ft. high. Tires and Electronic trash, such as televisions and computers, are not allowed to be placed in bulk trash. Residents are also asked to follow all posted parking restrictions to give crews access to curbside bulk trash.

The remaining 2021 Fall Bulk Trash Schedule is:

North District – Week of Oct. 3 

University District – Week of Oct. 10


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