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Neighborhood History: Reports, Planning & Research


The Masten District Neighborhood Plan

by the UB Center for Urban Studies Office of Urban Initiatives

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Historic Resources Survey

Cold Spring/North Masten Park 


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Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Draft Management Plan

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The Buffalo Green Code’s Land Use Plan is designed to provide a framework for decision-making about physical development. It outlines the community’s expectations and preferences regarding future development.

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Current Projects in this Area


The New York State Empire State Development (ESD) East Side Economic Development Fund

Announced in 2017, the State of New York will be investing over $50Million into economic development projects on the East Side of Buffalo with a strong emphasis on commercial corridors including Jefferson Avenue and Michigan Street.


Middle Main Infrastructure Project 

Starting in 2020, the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works will be investing a minimum of $13Million into streetscape, sidewalk and traffic pattern improvements along Main Street from Goodell Street to Kensington Avenue.


Transit Oriented Development Plan

Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transit Council (GBNTRC) and the NFTA completed a Comprehensive Transit-Oriented Development Plan in 2018 with plans for development along the MetroRail train line, particularly at the Main/Utica and Summer/Best Stations. See here for the plan.