IT ALL STARTED WITH $65M FROM NYS
FOR CAPITAL INVESTMENTS.

Investments in
anchors & infrastructure to make lasting
transformational change.

Five capacity-building programs
emerged to strengthen that investment.

Ease Side Aves

STRATEGICALLY TARGETED INVESTMENT AREAS

Efforts are targeted along four main avenues to maximize impact.

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Clinton Bailey exhibits a unique concentration of jobs in the food industry with manufacturing, wholesale, and distribution companies. Good transportation infrastructure and underutilized buildings present solid opportunities for business growth.

Bailey Green benefitted from a strong community partnership with a major employer who spear-headed an organized community movement to improve infrastructure, housing, food access, and job opportunities.

Kensington Bailey saw public/private investment and grassroots revitalization utilizing a “block-by-block” approach and has the potential to become a vibrant, walkable commercial corridor.

Broadway Fillmore has a large concentration of commercial activity with an opportunity for infill housing. The presence of the historic Broadway Market, food services, and retailers could provide extensive microenterprise opportunities.

MLK Park Business District’s assets include a major historic park that has seen substantial investment in recent years, and strong service- and community-based organizations which serve as important neighborhood anchors.

The Northland area is the City’s next manufacturing and energy employment/training hub. Its strong engagement from residents, businesses, and workforce trainers provides potential for attracting employers to large industrial parcels.

The Main and Fillmore area is a center for service-based organizations and businesses with the opportunity to diversify and grow.

Jefferson Avenue’s Commercial District is walkable and has accessible public transit, parks and recreational assets, higher education institutions, stable neighborhoods, and a small array of businesses.

The Historic Michigan area has a significant African American history and an array of cultural and historic assets that support regional tourism.

EAST SIDE AVENUES

STORIES

GOLDEN CUP COFFEE COMPANY

Larry Stitts and Jackie Stover-Stitts

IROQUOIS BREWING

ELLEN SHAREEF

EAST SIDE AVENUES

2021 CBREDT GRADUATE SUCCESS STORIES

LA SHEENA FELDER

DERELAINE BENTON-SMITH

LEAH ANGEL DANIEL

ELLEN SHAREEF

CHRIS VAUGHN

VERNA HAYES

TARA N. McCARTER JEFFERSON

East Side Avenues Viewed as National Model for Revitalization

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East Side Avenue’s Transformative Investments

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UB Regional Institute Connects Dots Between Players in East Side Ecosystem

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Applications Being Accepted for New Community-Based Real Estate Development Training Program on Buffalo’s East Side

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Big Things are Happening on Buffalo’s East Side

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The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission Requests Community Input

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East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund Awardees

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MSAAHC Strategic Planning

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Western New York Tech Skills Initiative

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The Start of Something Big on Buffalo’s East Side

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