Restoring one of Buffalo’s most iconic buildings as a year-round, regional venue and asset for the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood.
REACTIVATING THE HISTORIC CENTRAL TERMINAL
The Central Terminal is using New York State funds to restore the Terminal’s historic concourse. These capital improvements will create a year-round, regional venue using the diversity of spaces on the Main Concourse of the Terminal and will include parking accessibility and full capacity for catering and entertainment.
Concurrently, Central Terminal will undergo planning to guide the vision, operations, finances, and capital improvements to the site; and neighborhood planning to connect the site to the Broadway Market and the Broadway Fillmore business district. A new full-time operational staff will oversee and manage future capital improvements to the property, fundraising, and marketing with the goal to eventually reuse the entire complex and restore the iconic art deco tower.
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WHY IT MATTERS
Broadway Fillmore is defined by its proximity to the iconic Buffalo Central Terminal rail station complex, an art deco masterpiece that closed to rail traffic in 1979 and has been the subject of a grassroots restoration movement. An Urban Land Institute study in 2017 advised that the Central Terminal and Broadway Fillmore neighborhood were intrinsically linked and should be developed in tandem to their mutual benefit. There is an opportunity to redevelop the neighborhood’s significant landmark building and build connections between the Central Terminal and Broadway Fillmore business district to attract private investment and visitors to the area.
FROM THE CENTRAL TERMINAL
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For more background, view the comprehensive East Side Plan.