New York State’s Empire State Development, through its local nonprofit community organization partners, is seeking contractors to perform façade and commercial space improvements and building stabilization projects such as roofing, masonry, structural repairs, and more.


  • There are 40+ buildings in the pipeline.
  • Project budgets will range from $50,000-$300,000+.
  • Façade projects are available on Jefferson, Fillmore, Bailey and Broadway.
  • Other project work is available in buildings throughout East Buffalo.
  • Minimum of 3 bids accepted/project.
  • Contractors have the opportunity to bid on several projects.
  • Contractors must meet these requirements.

For more details on contractor opportunities, view a presentation from Empire State Development and/or Erie County. See the full listing of specific opportunities below or use the search engine to find projects that fit your company’s specific interest.

Project Name2981 Bailey Ave - City Fashion - Exterior Alterations
Type of ProjectExterior facade alterations
Estimated Budget$40,000
Project Spec Sheets
Sponsoring OrganizationHeart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc.
Sponsoring Organization Address135 Delaware Ave., Suite 503
Buffalo, NY 14202
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Project Point of Contact Name(s)Stephanie Simeon
Point of Contact Phone Number716-882-7661
Email Address for Submitting a BidEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Bids are due Friday, October 20, 2023 at 3:00pm, to be emailed to Stephanie Simeon at

A pre-bid walkthrough is scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 10:00am at the project site.

Questions must be received by 4:00pm on Tuesday, October 17. Contract-related questions should be sent to Stephanie Simeon at whereas construction-related questions should be sent to LaLuce Mitchell, Project Architect, at .

Minority and women-owned business enterprises and businesses based in the Kensington-Bailey project area and on the East Side of the City of Buffalo are especially encouraged to provide bids.


For more background, view the comprehensive East Side Plan.