East Side Avenues is a unique public/private partnership that provides capital and organizational support to transformational projects in targeted areas along four East Side commercial corridors.
As part of New York State’s economic development investment plan, $65 million is dedicated to the revitalization of Buffalo’s East Side through capital investments. East Side Avenues provides capacity building, funding and organizational support to complement five specific initiatives along Bailey, Fillmore, Jefferson and Michigan Avenues.
Doing Things Differently
Doing Things Differently: Listening to the Community
The inclusionary investment strategy for revitalizing Buffalo’s East Side entailed:
40+ listening sessions
Taking Advantage of a Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity
Understanding the tremendous opportunity to leverage New York State’s $65 million East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund, private and philanthropic organizations created a pooled $8 million East Side Collaborative Fund to support operations, programs, capacity building, and community infrastructure associated with five of these capital initiatives. East Side Avenues brings together these public and private funders, community non-profits, anchor institutions, consultants and the City to plan and coordinate revitalization activities aimed at improving economic conditions on Buffalo’s East Side.
Led by a Dedicated Team
For more background, view the comprehensive East Side Plan.